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Richard Remedios

Richard Remedios

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Associate Professor and Researcher. Teaching UG Research Methods in Psychology. Supervising UG and PG research projects. Chair of Psychology Teaching and Learning Committee. Strand Leader for the delivery of the Psychology suite of modules in Education.

Career overview

August 2021 to present - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Nottingham, UK.

September 2019 - 2021 - Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Nottingham, UK.

July 2014 - 2019 - Professor of Psychology, Northcentral University, Arizona, USA

July 2103 - 2019 - Expert Methodologist (Consultant), ICF International, Herndon, Maryland, USA.

June 2006 - May 2013 - Lecturer, School of Education, Durham, England.

Jan 2003 - May 2006 - research Fellow, Institute of Education, university of Stirling, Scotland.

Research areas

Teachers' and Parents' Motivational Messages


Putwain, D. W., Symes, W. Nicholson, L. J., and Remedios, R. (2020). Teacher Motivational Messages Used Prior to Examinations: What Are They, How Are They Evaluated, And What Are Their Educational Outcomes? Advances in Motivation Science. Advances in Motivation Science, Elsevier.

Remedios, R. (2020). Response to Diving in where angels fear to tread pre-requisites to evidence-based interventions by John Raven. The Psychology of Education Review.

Putwain, D. W, Remedios, R., and Symes, W. (2016). The appraisal of fear appeals as threatening or challenging: Frequency of use, academic self-efficacy and subjective value. Educational Psychology, 36, 6, 1670-1690 DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2014.963028

Putwain, D. W, Remedios, R., and Symes, W. (2016). The Impact of Fear Appeals on Subjective-task Value and Academic Self-efficacy: The Role of Appraisal Learning and Individual Differences. Learning and Individual Differences. 51, 307-313 DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.042 .

Symes, W., Putwain, D. W, and Remedios, R., (2015). The enabling and protective role of academic buoyancy in the appraisal of fear appeals used prior to high stakes examinations. School Psychology International, 36, 605–619. DOI: 10.1177/0143034315610622.

Putwain, D. W, Remedios, R., and Symes, W. (2015). Experiencing fear appeals as a challenge or a threat influences attainment value and academic self-efficacy. Learning and Instruction, 40, 21-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2015.07.007

Putwain, D. W., & Remedios, R. (2014a). Fear appeals used prior to a high-stakes examination: What makes them threatening? Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 145-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.10.018

Putwain, D. W., and Remedios, R. (2014b). The Scare Tactic: Do Fear Appeals predict motivation and exam scores? School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 503-516. DOI: 10.1037/spq0000048

Richardson, J. T. E. and Remedios, R. (2014) Achievement Goals, Approaches to Learning and Academic Attainment. In: Learning patterns in higher education in the 21st century: dimensions and research perspectives. D. Gijbels, V. Donche, J. Vermunt and J.T.E. Richardson. (Eds) (pp. 125-140). Routledge. EARLI.

Da Costa, L., & Remedios, R . (2014). Different Methods, Different Results: Examining the Implications of Methodological Divergence and Implicit Processes for Achievement Goal Research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 8, 162 - 179. DOI: 10.1177/1558689813495977.

Gill, P., and Remedios, R..(2013). Operationalising on and off-task behaviours in Educational Research. Cambridge Journal of Education, 43, 199-222. COI: 10.1080/0305764X.2013.767878.

Remedios, R. and Richardson, J. T. E. (2013a). Achievement goals and approaches to studying: Evidence from adult learners in distance education. Distance Education, 34, 271-289. DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2013.835776

Remedios, R. and Richardson, J. T. E. (2013b). Achievement Goals in Adult Learners: Evidence from Distance Education. British Journal of Educational Psychology. 83, 664–685. DOI: 10.1111/bjep.12001

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Press expertise

Motivation in Education, High-stakes exams, Teachers' Motivational Messages.