Dr Richard Remedios
I am social psychologist interested in the factors that influence students' motivation for studying. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Stirling in Scotland and came to Durham in April, 2006. I left Durham in 2013 though I still maintain research links with the School of Education and still supervise several PhD and EdD students.
My main research interest is motivation and in particular the factors (e.g., personality, pressure to perform well) that influence individuals' experiences prior to and after achievement-related tasks (e.g., exams).
One line of research I am involved in is examining where teachers look when they are in classrooms. In these studies, we use eye-tracking to assess direction and duration and then examine students’/pupils’ experiences in these classrooms.
A second line of research I am involved in looks at the effects of the messages pupils perceive there are receiving in educational settings. The concept is known as "fear appeals". We are keen to see whether pupils perceive messages and what the relationship their perceptions have with their emotions, self-efficacy, goal adoption and educational outcomes.
A third research interest I have involves examining whether individuals have introspective access to their goals. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) has been used to examine biases such as prejudice and we are currently looking at whether IATs can be used to assess goal adoption. We are also looking at whether goals can be primed with participants knowing.
If you would like to know more about any of the above work, feel free to contact me.
- Miss Jingjue Yin
- Mr Eric Anane
- Miss Laura da Costa
- Mr Philip Gill
- Miss Hsien Chiu
- Miss Hui-ju Tsai
- Mrs Tai Tsao
- Mr Chun Ngai
- Mr Kian Peh
- Mr Stephen Rawlinson
- Mr Goh Yeow
- Miss Meng-yin Lin
- Mr Marwan Odat
- Ms Nee Chan
- Experimental Research
- Unconscious Learning
Journal papers: academic
- Remedios, R. & Richardson, J.T.E. (2013). Achievement Goals in Adult Learners: Evidence from Distance Education. British Journal of Educational Psychology
- Roberts, K., Atherton, G. & Remedios, R. (2011). Year 7 Pupils' Views of the Future. Child Development Research 2011: 502314.
- Remedios, R., Kiseleva, Z. & Elliott, J.G. (2008). Goal orientations in Russian university students: from mastery to performance?. Educational Psychology 28(6): 677-691.
- Remedios, R. & Lieberman, D.A. (2008). I liked your course because you taught me well: The influence of grades, workload, expectations and goals on students' evaluations of teaching. British Educational Research Journal 34(1): 91-115.
- Lumsden, M.A., Millar, K.J., Osborne, M.O. & Remedios, R. (2008). Working in Health Access Programme (WHAP): Initial Results. Medical Education 42(4): 412-419.
- Lieberman, D.A. & Remedios, R. (2007). Do Undergraduates' Motives for Studying Change as they Progress through their Degrees?. British Journal of Educational Psychology 77(2): 379-395.
- Remedios, R. & Allan, J.A. (2006). New Community Schools and the measurement of transformation. International Journal of Inclusive Education 10(6): 615-625.
- Remedios, R. & Porter, L.J. (2006). The effects of deadlines and goal orientation on intrinsic motivation. Psychology of Education Review 30(1): 24-38.
- Remedios, R., Ritchie, K. & Lieberman, D.A. (2005). I used to like it but now I don't: The effect of the transfer test in Northern Ireland on pupils' intrinsic motivation. British Journal of Educational Psychology 75(3): 435-452.
- Remedios, R. & Boreham, N. (2004). Organisational Learning and Employees' Intrinsic Motivation. Journal of Education and Work 17(2): 219-235.
- Remedios, R., Lieberman, D.A. & Benton, T.G. (2000). The effects of grades on course enjoyment: Did you get the grade you wanted? British Journal of Educational Psychology 70: 353-368.
- Remedios, R. (Forthcoming). A guide to understanding theories of motivation. Routledge.
- Remedios, R. & McLellan, R. (Forthcoming), Goal theory and self-determination theory: Theory and current debates, BPS Seminar Series British Psychological Society seminar series.
- Wall, K. Hall, E., Baumfield, V. Higgins, S., Rafferty, V., Remedios, R. , Thomas, U., Tiplady, L. Towler, C. & Woolner, P. (2010). Learning to learn in schools phase 4 and Learning to learn in further education. Newcastle