Université du Québec à Montréal, canada
Professor Robert J. Vallerand is Full Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Comportement Social at the Université du Québec à Montréal where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Motivational Processes and Optimal Functioning. He has published 8 books and over 325 scientific articles and book chapters. Over 20 of his former students are university professors across Canada and Europe. He has served as President of several associations including the Quebec Society for Research in Psychology, the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association and has chaired several scientific conferences including the 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Professor Vallerand has been elected a Fellow of over a dozen scientific societies (including the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, International Association for Applied Psychology). He has received numerous research grants and awards, including the Donald O. Hebb Career Award (for Science) from the Canadian Psychological Association, the Christopher Peterson Gold Medal Award from the International Positive Psychology Association, andthe Sport Science Award from the International Olympic Committee. Finally, he has received the William James Award from the American Psychological Association for his 2015 book, The Psychology of Passion with Oxford University Press.