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Professor Frédéric Guay

Frédéric Guay is Professor of Counseling Psychology and Education at Laval University as well as the Chair holder of the Canada Research Chair (tier-1) in Motivation, Perseverance and Academic success. He holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Quebec at Montreal and was a postdoctoral fellow at Laval University and a research fellow at the University of Western Sydney.

His research program has been organized by Self-Determination Theory and Self-Concept Theory. This program has led to publications, book chapters, and scientific communications in the educational domain. He is currently the director of a professional training program for elementary school teachers (i.e., CASIS) aiming to motivate teachers to use pedagogical practices that support students’ motivational resources. For more details: