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Marc-André K. Lafrenière

Marc-André Lafrenière obtained a Bachelor of Science diploma in psychology from Université du Québec à Montréal in spring 2007. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social psychology in the Research Laboratory on Social Behavior (RLSB) at the University of Quebec at Montreal. His research focuses primarily on the concept of passion.

 

    Research Interests

    • Dualistic Model of Passion
    • Gaming
    • Coach-athlete relationships
    • Self-enhancement
    • Self-Determination Theory
    • Broaden-and-Build Theory

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Carbonneau, N., Vallerand, R. J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (in press). Toward a tripartite model of intrinsic motivation. Journal of Personality.

Verner-Filion, J., Lafrenière, M.-A.K., & Vallerand, R. J. (in press). On the Accuracy of affective forecasting : The moderating role of passion. Personality and Individual Differences.

Bureau, J. S., Vallerand, R. J., Ntoumanis, N., & Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (in press). On passion and moral behavior in achievement settings: The mediating role of pride. Motivation and Emotion.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Bélanger, J. J., Constantine, S., & Vallerand, R. J. (in press). Self-esteem and passion for activities. Personality and Individual Differences.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., St-Louis, A. C., Vallerand, R. J., & Donahue, E. G. (in press). On the relation between performance and life satisfaction: The moderating role of passion. Self and Identity.

Rip, B., Vallerand, R. J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (in press). Passion for a cause, passion for a creed: On ideological passion, identity threat, and radicalization. Journal of Personality.

Gillet, N., Vallerand, R. J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (in press). Intrinsic and extrinsic school motivation as a function of age: The mediating role of autonomy support. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Jowett, S., Vallerand, R. J., & Carbonneau, N. (2011). Passion for coaching and the quality of the coach-athlete relationship: The mediating role of coaching behaviors. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 144-152.

Lafrenière, M-A. K.,Vallerand, R.J., Donahue, E. G., & Lavigne, G.L. (2009). On the costs and benefits of gaming: The role of passion. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 12, 285-290.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Jowett, S., Vallerand, R. J., Donahue, E. G., & Lorimer, R. (2008). Passion in sport: On the quality of the coach-athlete relationship. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 30, 541-560.

CHAPTERS

Vallerand, R.J., Donahue, E.G., & Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (in press) Measures of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in sport and exercise. In G. Tenenbaum & R. Eklund (Eds.), Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Urbana-Champaign, II: Human Kinetics.

Vallerand, R.J., Carbonneau, N., & Lafrenière, M-A. K. (in press). On living life the fullest : The role of passion. In P. Frensch (Ed.), Psychology : An International Perspective. London, UK : Psychology Press.

Vallerand, R.J., Donahue, E.G., & Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (2010). Passion in sport: A look at athletes, coaches, fans, and referees. In T. Morris & P. Terry (Eds.), Sport and exercise psychology: The cutting edge.

Vallerand R. J., Carbonneau, N., & Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (2009). La Théorie de l’Autodétermination et le Modèle Hiérarchique de la Motivation Intrinsèque et Extrinsèque: Perspectives Intégratives. In P. Carré et F. Fenouillet (Eds.), Traité de Psychologie de la Motivation. France : Dunod.

PROFESSIONNAL ARTICLES


Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (2009). Les Jeux en Ligne Massivement Multijoueurs : Pathologie ou Passion. Psychologie Québec, Mars, 20-22.


ORAL PRESENTATION


Lafrenière. M.-A. K., Vallerand, R. J., Donahue, E. G., & Lavigne, G. L. (June 2009). On The Costs and Benefits of Gaming: The Role of Passion. Oral presentation presented at the 70th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA, Montréal, Québec.

Lafrenière, M.-A K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2008). L’Excitation est Éphémère: Un Regard sur l’Expérience Affective des Individus Passionnés. Oral presentation at the 30th annual convention of the Quebec Society for Psychology Research (SQRP), Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada.  Québec.

Lemyre, P.-N., Tveten, M., Donahue. E.G., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2009). Passion and Burnout in Elite Sport Coaches. Oral presentation at the 12th annual convention of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), Marrakesh, Morocco.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (Octobre 2010). Passion for Activities in the Context of Interpersonal Relationships. Oral presentation presented at the School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (October 2010). Passion for Sport in Interpersonal Relationships. Oral presentation presented at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (October 2008). Passion ou Addiction: Investigation des Différentes Conséquences des Jeux en Ligne Massivement Multi-joueurs. Oral presentation presented at the 20th annual convention of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), Montréal, Québec, Canada.


POSTERS

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Vallerand, R.J., Charest, J., Donahue, E. G., Bureau, J., & Mageau, G. A. (January 2011). On the role of perceived progression in passion. Poster presented at the 12th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Verner-Filion, J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R.J. (January 2011). How Does the Game Really Affect You? Fans’ Passion during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Poster presented at the 12th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Lalande, D. R., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Vallerand, R. J. (Janvier 2011). Need Satisfaction and Positive and Negative Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Passion. Poster presented at the 12th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Bélanger, J. J., Barron, K., Wang, H., Lauer, M., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Kruglanski. A.W. (Janvier 2011). When Passion Makes the Heart Grow Colder: The Role of Passion on Alternative Goal Suppression. Poster presented at the 11th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Bureau, J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (May 2010). Passion and cheating: The how and when. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM), Boston, USA.

Bureau, J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (May 2010). The role of passion on cheating behavior in sports. Poster presented at the 22th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Boston, USA.

Lafrenière, M.–A. K., Vallerand, R. J., Sedikides, C., & Bureau, J. (May 2010). On the relation between self-enhancement and psychological well-being: The moderating role of passion. Poster presented at the  4th Self-Determination Theory international convention  (SDT), Gent, Belgium.

Bureau, J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (May 2010). The role of passion in cheating behavior in sports. Poster presented at the 4th Self-Determination Theory international convention  (SDT), Gent, Belgium.

Bureau, J., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2010). Le rôle de la passion dans l’endossement de comportements de tricherie dans le sport. Poster presented at the 32th annual convention of the Quebec Society for Psychology Research (SQRP), Montréal, Canada.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (February 2010). On the relation between performance of one’s team and life satisfaction: The moderating role of passion. Poster presented at the 11th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

St-Louis, A. C., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R .J. (February 2010).On passion for a cause: Who contributes to society and why. Poster presented at the 11th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Donahue, E. G., Lemyre, P.-N., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (February 2010). Passion and emotional exhaustion in elite coaches. Poster presented at the 11th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
 
Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2009). On The Costs and Benefits of Online Gaming: The Role of Passion and Psychological Needs. Poster presented at the 1st World Conference in Positive Psychology (WCPP), Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, USA.

Bernier, M., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., Jowett, S., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2009). Passion for Coaching: The Role of Coaching Styles in Coach-Athlete Relationships. Poster presented at the 70th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Montréal, Québec.

Donahue, E. G., Jowett, S., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2009). The Transmission of Passion. Poster presented at the 70th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Montréal, Québec.

Lafrenière. M.-A. K., Vallerand, R. J., Donahue, E. G., & Lavigne, G. L. (June 2009). On The Costs and Benefits of Gaming: Poster presented at the 70th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Montréal, Québec.

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (Febuary 2009). On The Costs and Benefits of Online Gaming: The Role of Passion and Psychological Needs. Poster presented at the 10th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.  

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (October 2008). Passion ou Addiction: Investigation des Différentes Conséquences des Jeux en Ligne Massivement Multi-joueurs. Oral presentation presented at the 20th annual convention of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), Montréal, Québec, Canada.

St-Louis, A. C., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R .J. (June 2008). Contributing to society: The role of passion and values. Poster presented at the 69th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2008). The Effect of Perceived Competence Progression on Passion. Poster presented at the 69th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Donahue, E. G., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2008). Thrill Does Not Last: A Look at Affective Experiences in Passionate Individuals. Poster presented at the 69th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

St-Louis, A. C., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (May 2008). Contribuer à la Société : un Regard sur la Passion et les Valeurs. Poster presented at the 76th annual convention of the French Association for Knowledge (ACFAS), Québec, Québec, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2008). L’Excitation est Éphémère: Un Regard sur l’Expérience Affective des Individus Passionnés. Poster presented at the 76th annual convention of the French Association for Knowledge (ACFAS), Québec, Québec, Canada.  

St-Louis, A. C., Lafrenière. M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2008). Vers une Contribution à la Société : le Rôle de la Passion et des Valeurs. Poster presented at the 30th annual convention of the Quebec Society for Psychology Research (SQRP), Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.-A K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2008). L’Excitation est Éphémère: Un Regard sur l’Expérience Affective des Individus Passionnés. Poster presented at the 30th annual convention of the Quebec Society for Psychology Research (SQRP), Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada. 

Donahue, E. G., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2008). L’Effet de la Perception de Progression sur la Passion. Poster presented at the 30th annual convention of the Quebec Society for Psychology Research (SQRP), Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Jowett, S., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (Febuary 2008). The Role of Passion in the Coach-Athlete Relationship. Poster presented at the 9th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Rip, B., Vallerand, R. J., Grenier, S., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Charbonneau, M.-E. (June 2007). Passion in the Political Arena. Poster presented at the 68th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Rip, B., Vallerand, R. J., Grenier, S., Lafrenière, M.-A. K., & Charbonneau, M.-E. (May 2007). Passion for Sovereignty : Harmonious and Obsessive Passion in the Political Arena. Poster presented at the 3rd Self-Determination Theory international convention (SDT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.-A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (June 2007). The Role of Harmonious and Obsessive Passion for Varsity Sport in Self-determined Motivation toward Education. Poster presented at the 68th annual convention of the Canadian Psychology Association (CPA), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Lafrenière, M.–A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (March 2007). Le Rôle de la Passion envers le Sport Scolaire sur la Motivation Autodéterminée en Éducation. Communication affichée présentée au 29e Congrès Annuel de la SQRP, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. 

Lafrenière, M.–A. K., Donahue, E. G., & Vallerand, R. J. (May 2007). The Role of Passion for Varsity Sport in Self-determined Motivation toward Education. Poster presented at the 3rd Self-Determination Theory international convention (SDT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 


MEDIA INTERVENTIONS


Radio-Canada.  (March, 15 2009). « La Cyberdépendance  » at the television program « Découverte ».


WORKSHOPS


Lafrenière, M.-A. K. (May 2010). Les jeux vidéo et les adolescents. Workshop given at the Séminaire Saint François, Saint-Augustin, Québec.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Graduate scholarship: Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), 2011-2012.
  • Mobility scholarship: Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS), 2010.
  • Graduate scholarship: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2009-2011.
  • Mobility scholarship:  Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2009.
  • Graduate scholarship: Research Laboratory on Social Behavior, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2007-2010.
  • Graduate excellence scholarship (FARE) : Fonds à l'accessibilité et à la réussite des études , Université du Québec à Montréal, 2007-2009.