Frederick Grouzet

Frederick Grouzet
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor (
Office: COR A253

PhD 2002 (Université du Québec à Montréal) joined Department in 2006

Area of expertise

Social psychology

My primary research focus is on personal goals and values (as the core of self-identity) and psychological well-being.

On one side, I investigate the structure and origins of goals and values, studying the effect of social contexts (e.g., higher education, organizations) and personal growth experiences (e.g., self-development activities, significant life transitions, life traumas) on the development of personal goals, values and self-identity. On another side, I investigate the relationships between goals/values and personal well-being (e.g., happiness, optimal functioning), social well-being (e.g., positive leadership, social responsibility) and ecological well-being (e.g., ecological behaviours). Finally, I have a strong interest in quantitative psychology (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling; longitudinal data analysis) and online research methods (e.g., dynamic web surveys).


  • Social and Personality Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology


Maillet, M. A., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2022). Healthy eating in daily life: The role of relative autonomous motivation when it is difficult. Motivation and Emotion.

Lee, E. S., Maillet, M. A., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2021). Why do individuals engage with the natural world? A self-determination theory perspective on the effect of nature engagement and well-being. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Carey, T. M., Maillet, M. A., & Grouzet, F. M. E. (2019). Self-regulation of student drinking behavior: Strength-energy and self-determination theory perspectives. Motivation Science, 5(3), 202–219.

Grouzet, F.M.E. (2014). Development, changes and consolidation of values and goals in business and law schools: The dual valuing process model. In M. Gagné (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of work engagement, motivation, and self-determination theory (pp. 386-399). New York: Oxford University Press.

Grouzet, F.M.E. (2013).  Self-regulation and autonomy: The dialectic between organismic and sociocognitive valuing processes.  In B.W. Sokol, F.M.E. Grouzet & U. Müller (Eds.), Self-regulation and autonomy: Social and developmental dimensions of human conduct (pp. 47-77).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Grouzet, F.M.E., Sokol, B.W., & Müller, U. (2013).  Self-regulation and autonomy: An introduction.  In B.W. Sokol, F.M.E. Grouzet & U. Müller (Eds.), Self-regulation and autonomy: Social and developmental dimensions of human conduct (pp. 1-16).  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Rush, J., & Grouzet, F.M.E. (2012).  It’s about time: Daily relationships between temporal perspective and well-being.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 427-442.

Bontempo, D.E., Grouzet, F.M.E., Hofer, S.M. (2011).  Measurement issues in the analysis of within-person change.  In J.T. Newsom, R.N. Jones, & S.M. Hofer (Eds), Longitudinal data analysis: A practical guide for researchers in aging, health, and social sciences (pp. 97-142).  New York: Routledge.

Grouzet, F.M.E., Kasser, T., Ahuvia, A., Fernandez-Dols, J.M., Kim, Y., Lau, S., Ryan, R.M., Saunders, S., Schmuck, P., & Sheldon, K. (2005). The structure of goal contents across 15 cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 800-816.

Grouzet, F.M.E., Otis, N., & Pelletier, L.G. (2006). Longitudinal cross-gender factorial invariance of the Academic Motivation Scale. Structural Equation Modeling, 13, 74-85.

Otis, N., Grouzet, F.M.E., & Pelletier, L.G. (2005). The latent motivational change in academic setting: a three-year longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97, 170-183.