Program affiliation: Social psychology
Supervisor: Dr. Frederick Grouzet
My research interests are in Social Psychology, focusing primarily on motivation and psychological well-being. My specific interests include: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, psychological need fulfillment, life goals and values, and personal beliefs and the effect they have on motivation, well-being, and academic outcomes.
- University of Victoria Graduate Award, April 2010-August 2010
- University of Victoria Entrance Fellowship, Sept 2009-August 2010
Representative publications and presentations
Abrami, J.A., & Grouzet, F.M.E. (June, 2010). First-year university dropout: A self-determination theory perspective. Presented at 2010 Jean Piaget Society Conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Abrami, J.A., & Grouzet, F.M.E. (May, 2010). Growth and Fixed Mindset as a Predictor of Life Goal Content. Presented at 2010 Self Determination Theory Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
Weston, C. & Abrami, J.A. (June, 2008). Architecture as pedagogy: (Re) Designing supportive campus environments. Presented at 2008 conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Windsor, Ontario.
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