The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology welcomes Professor Robert J. Vallerand as Chair of the Department. Dr. Vallerand joined the Department as a Full Professor and Chair today, August 1, 2013.
Dr. Vallerand holds a Ph.D. (Université de Montréal), a MA (McGill), a B.Sc. (UQTR), and a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental social psychology at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Vallerand’s interest focuses on motivational processes and how these may affect functioning for better or for worse across the lifespan. His research has recently focused on the concept of passion and its impact on psychological, physical, and relational well-being as well as expert performance and contributions to society.