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John Froiland

Clinical Assistant Professor Educational PsychologyEducational Studies

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John Mark Froiland studies parental autonomy and relatedness support, parent involvement from preschool to high school, teacher-student relationships, intrinsic motivation to learn, student engagement, happiness, and positive psychology interventions. He has developed an intervention that strengthens autonomy supportive parent-child communication, positive emotions toward learning, and intrinsic motivation to learn among elementary school students. He has also developed a comprehensive positive psychology intervention that supports the development of lifetime gratitude and positive emotions toward learning among college students. He first became a part of Purdue as an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Froiland’s media interviews have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CTV News, and the Academic Minute (Inside Higher Ed). He is on the editorial board of three psychology journals: Journal of Attention Disorders, Educational Psychology, and School Psychology International. He teaches courses related to his research such as Learning and Motivation and a seminar on Positive Psychology Interventions.

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