The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) brings together the world’s leading researchers and theorists to conduct rigorous, multi-disciplinary research to:

  • address critical educational and psychosocial issues
  • translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and
  • demonstrate how people can not just succeed — but flourish and thrive.

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Submissions from 2015

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On the validation of the passion scale in Chinese, Yaxi Zhao, Ariane St-Louis, and Robert Vallerand

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The role of action control and action planning on fruit and vegetable consumption, Guangyu Zhou, Yiqun Gan, Miao Miao, Kyra Hamilton, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Improving hand hygiene behaviour among adolescents by a planning intervention, Guangyu Zhou, Tingting Jiang, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Facilitating sunscreen use among chinese young adults : Less-motivated persons benefit from a planning intervention, Guangyu Zhou, Liang Zhang, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

Submissions from 2014

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Saudi female students learning English: Motivation, effort, and anxiety, Rasha Al Shaye, Alexander S. Yeung, and Rosemary Suliman

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Using control-value theory to understand achievement emotions in medical education, Anthony R. Artino and Reinhard Pekrun

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Intrinsic motivations and open-ended development in animals, humans, and robots: An overview, G. T. Baldassarre, T. Stafford, M. Mirolli, P. Redgrave, Richard Michael Ryan, and A. Barto

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Bubalamai Bawa Gumada (Healing the Wounds of the Heart): The search for resiliency against racism for Aboriginal Australian students, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews and Rhonda G. Craven

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Directionality of the associations between psychological empowerment and behavioural involvement : A longitudinal autoregressive cross-lagged analysis, Jean-Sébastien Boudrias, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Denis Lajoie

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Psychological flexibility is not a single dimension: The distinctive flexibility profiles of underweight, overweight, and obese people, Joseph Ciarrochi, Baljinder Sahdra, Sarah Marshall, Philip Parker, and Caroline Horwath

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The importance of universal psychological needs for understanding motivation in the workplace, Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan

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Symptoms of wellness: Happiness and eudaimonia from a self-determination theory perspective, Cody R. DeHann and Richard M. Ryan

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Gender Differences in Psychosocial Determinants of University Students' Intentions to Buy Fair Trade Products, A. de Leeuw, Pierre Valois, Alexandre Morin, and Peter Schmidt

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Statistical power of latent growth curve models to detect quadratic growth [accepted manuscript], Thierno Diallo, Alexandre Morin, and Philip D. Parker

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Self-efficacy in classroom management, classroom disturbances, and emotional exhaustion: A moderated mediation analysis of teacher candidates, Theresa Dicke, Phillip David Parker, Herbert Warren Marsh, Mareike Kunter, Annett Schmeck, and Detlev Leutner

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Hierarchy formation and self-determination: A multi-method field study in university dormitories, Stefano I. Di Domenico and Marc A. Fournier

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Socioeconomic status, income inequality, and health complaints: A basic psychological needs perspective, Stefano I. Di Domenico and Marc A. Fournier

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Confusion can be beneficial for learning, Sidney D'Mello, Blair Lehman, Reinhard Pekrun, and Art Graesser

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Fired up with passion: Investigating how job autonomy and passion predict burnout at career start in teachers, Claude Fernet, Genevieve L. Lavigne, Robert J. Vallerand, and Stephanie Austin

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Relationship between passion and motivation for gaming in players of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, Hector Fuster, Andres Chamarro, Xavier Carbonell, and Robert J. Vallerand

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Types of boredom: An experience sampling approach, Thomas Goetz, Anne C. Frenzel, Nathan C. Hall, Ulrike E. Nett, Reinhard Pekrun, and Anastasiya A. Lipnevich

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Overcoming fixed mindsets: The role of affect, Julia S. Haager, Christof Kuhbandner, and Reinhard Pekrun

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On passion and heavy work investment : Personal and organizational outcomes, Nathalie Houlfort, Frederick Philippe, Robert Vallerand, and Julie Ménard

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The state of wellbeing science: Concepts, measures, interventions, and policies, Felicia Huppert

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Changes in materialism, changes in psychological well-being: Evidence from three longitudinal studies and an intervention experiment, Tim Kasser, Katherine L. Rosenblum, Arnold J. Sameroff, Edward L. Deci, Christopher P. Niemiec, Richard Michael Ryan, Osp Arnadottir, Rod Bond, Helga Dittmar, Nathan Dungan, and Susan Hawks

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Prevalence and sport-related predictors of disturbed eating attitudes and behaviors : Moderating effects of sex and age, Marie-Christine Lanfranchi, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Pierre Therme

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Social Physique Anxiety and Disturbed Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescents : Moderating Effects of Sport,Sport-Related Characteristics, and Gender, Marie-Christine Lanfranchi, Christophe Maiano, Alexandre Morin, and Pierre Therme

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A computerized lifestyle application to promote multiple health behaviors at the workplace: Testing its behavioral and psychological effects, Yuka Lippke, Kumiyo Inoue, Patrick Crookes, and Allison Shorten

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Measuring social capital : The development of the Social Capital and Cohesion Scale and the associations between social capital and mental health, Natasha R. Magson, Rhonda G. Craven, and Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews

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Exploratory structural equation modeling: An integration of the best features of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, Herbert Warren Marsh, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Phillip David Parker, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Prevalence and Correlates of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults from a French Community Sample, Alexandre Morin, Herve Caci, and Antoine Tran

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Doubly latent multilevel analyses of classroom climate: An illustration, Alexandre Morin, Herbert Warren Marsh, Benjamin Nagengast, and L. Francesca Scalas

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Investigating aboriginal perceptions of literacy needs: Elucidating innovative approaches to engage aboriginal youth and adults in literacy learning, Anne Ndaba

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Enhancing emotional literacy: A critical case study of multiple stakeholders' perspectives and effects of a whole-school approach, Michelle A. Nemec

Material Culture, Alex Norman

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Travel and New Religious Movements, Alex Norman

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If one goes up the other must come down: Examining ipsative relationships between math and English self-concept trajectories across high school, Philip D. Parker, Herbert Marsh, Alexandre Morin, Marjorie Seaton, and Brooke Van Zanden

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Physical activity among adults with obesity: Testing the Health Action Process approach, Linda Parschau, Milena Barz, Jana Richert, Nina Knoll, Sonia Lippke, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Attribution-based treatment interventions in some achievement settings, Raymond P. Perry, Judith G. Chipperfield, Steve Hladkyj, Reinhard Pekrun, and Jeremy M. Hamm

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Competence-impeding electronic games and players' aggressive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, Andrew K. Przybylski, Edward L. Deci, C. S. Rigby, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Mindfulness, interest-taking, and self-regulation: A self-determination theory perspective on the role of awareness in optimal functioning, C. Scott Rigby, Patricia P. Schultz, and Richard M. Ryan

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Differentiating functions of the lateral and medial prefrontal cortex in motor response inhibition, Achala H. Rodrigo, Stefano Di Domenico, Hasan Ayaz, Sean Gulrajani, Jaeger Lam, and Anthony C. Ruocco

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A problem-solving task specialized for functional neuroimaging: Validation of the Scarborough adaptation of the Tower of London (S-TOL) using near-infrared spectroscopy, Anthony C. Ruocco, Achala H. Rodrigo, Jaeger Lam, Stefano Di Domenico, Bryanna Graves, and Hasan Ayaz

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Memory suppression can help people "unlearn" behavioral responses-but only for nonemotional memories, Michiko Sakaki, Christof Kuhbandner, Mara Mather, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Measuring adolescent boys' physical activity : Bout length and the influence of accelerometer epoch length, Taren Sanders, Dylan Cliff, and Christopher Lonsdale

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Evaluating model fit with ordered categorical data within a measurement invariance framework : A comparison of estimators, Daniel Sass, Thomas Schmitt, and Herbert Marsh

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Importance models of the physical self: Improved methodology supports a normative-cultural importance model but not the individual importance model, L. Francesca Scalas, Alexandre Morin, Herbert Marsh, and Benjamin Nagengast

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From risk perception to change of health behavior [Von der Risikowahrnehmung zur anderung des Gesundheitsverhaltens], R. Schwarzer and L. Fleig

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Negative affect improves the quality of memories: Trading capacity for precision in sensory and working memory, Philipp Spachtholz, Christof Kuhbandner, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Volunteers supporting children with reading difficulties in schools: motives and rewards, Danielle Tracey, Samantha Hornery, Marjorie Seaton, Rhonda G. Craven, and Alexander S. Yeung

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Young second language learners' competence and affective self-concept, Danielle Tracey, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, A. Katrin Arens, and Christina Ng

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Linking job demands and resources to burnout and work engagement: Does passion underlie these differential relationships?, Sarah-Genevieve Trepanier, Claude Fernet, Stephanie Austin, Jacques Forest, and Robert J. Vallerand

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Intentionality, anger, coping and ego-defensiveness in reactive aggressive driving, Evelyne Vallieres, Robert Vallerand, Jacques Bergeron, and Pierre McDuff

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Passion, coping, and anxiety in sport: The interplay between key motivational and self-regulatory processes, Jeremie Verner-Filion, Robert J. Vallerand, Eric G. Donahue, Elise Moreau, Annick M. Martin, and Genevieve A. Mageau

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Teachers' self-concept and valuing of learning: Relations with teaching approaches and beliefs about students, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Influences of mastery goal and perceived competence on educational outcomes, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda Craven, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Asian students in Australia: sources of the academic self, Alexander S. Yeung, Dennis M. McInerney, and Jinnat Ali

Submissions from 2013

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Motivational cognitions and behaviors for metropolitan aboriginal and non-aboriginal Australian students, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Rhonda G. Craven, Philip D. Parker, Gurvinder Kaur, and Alexander S. Yeung

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Identifying the fairy dust effect for indigenous Australian students: is positive psychology truly a [Peter] Pan theory?, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Nida Denson, Linda Finger, and Rhonda Craven

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In search of integrative processes: Basic psychological need satisfaction predicts medial prefrontal activation during decisional conflict, Stefano I. Di Domenico, Marc A. Fournier, Hasan Ayaz, and Anthony C. Ruocco

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A Brief Self-Regulatory Intervention Increases Dental Flossing in Adolescent Girls, Tim Gholami, Patrick Crookes, and Janette Curtis

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Do girls really experience more anxiety in mathematics?, Thomas Goetz, Madeleine Bieg, Oliver Ludtke, Reinhard Pekrun, and Nathan C. Hall

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Affective state influences retrieval-induced forgetting for integrated knowledge, Christof Kuhbandner and Reinhard Pekrun

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Joint effects of emotion and color on memory, Christof Kuhbandner and Reinhard Pekrun

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The influence of red on impression formation in a job application context, Markus A. Maier, Andrew J. Elliot, Borah Lee, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Petra Barchfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Moderation, Herbert W. Marsh, Kit-Tai Hau, Zhonglin Wen, Benjamin Nagengast, and Alexandre J. S. Morin

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Dimensional comparison theory, J. Moller and Herbert Warren Marsh

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Exploratory structural equation modeling, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Herbert W. Marsh, and Benjamin Nagengast

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Doubly Latent Multilevel Analyses of Classroom Climate: An illustration, Alexandre Morin, Herbert W. Marsh, Benjamin Nagengast, and L. Francesca Scalas

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Predicting long-term growth in students' mathematics achievement: The unique contributions of motivation and cognitive strategies, Kou Murayama, Reinhard Pekrun, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Rudolf vom Hofe

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Proposal of a double diamond model of social response, Paul R. Nail, Stefano I. Di Domenico, and Geoff MacDonald

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Embedding Aboriginal cultural knowledge in curriculum at university level through Aboriginal community engagement, Lynette Riley, Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Janet Mooney, and Cat Kutay

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Toward a social psychology of assimilation: Self-determination theory in cognitive development and education, Richard Ryan and Edward Deci

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Thoughts on the genesis of self-determination theory, Richard Michael Ryan

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The reciprocal relations between self-concept, motivation and achievement: juxtaposing academic self-concept and achievement goal orientations for mathematics success, Marjorie Seaton, Philip Parker, Herbert W. Marsh, Rhonda G. Craven, and Alexander S. Yeung

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Motivation for achieving high marks: Are Anglo and Asian children different in Australian schools similar or different?, Alexander Seeshing Yeung

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Self-concepts and educational outcomes of indigenous Australian students in urban and rural school settings, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, and Jinnat Ali

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The role of self-concept in medical education, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Bingyi Li, Ian Wilson, and Rhonda G. Craven

Motivation for achieving high marks: Are Anglo and Asian children different in Australian schools similar or different?, Alexander Seeshing Yeung and Danielle Tracey

Submissions from 2012

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Elemental realism and pragmatism in coaching psychology: Making our assumptions clear, Paul W. B. Atkins

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Beyond quantitative decline: Conceptual shifts in adolescents' development of interest in mathematics, Anne C. Frenzel, Reinhard Pekrun, Anna-Lena Dicke, and Thomas Goetz

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Students' emotions during homework: Structures, self-concept antecedents, and achievement outcomes, Thomas Goetz, Ulrike E. Nett, Sarah E. Martiny, Nathan C. Hall, Reinhard Pekrun, Swantje Dettmers, and Ulrich Trautwein

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Decolonising sociology curriculum: Using an online immersive learning environment to deliver cross-cultural training, Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Cat Kutay, Lynette Riley, and Janet Mooney

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Fertile green: Green facilitates creative performance, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Andrew J. Elliot, Markus A. Maier, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Measuring students' emotions in the early years: The Achievement Emotions Questionnaire-Elementary School (AEQ-ES), Stephanie Lichtenfeld, Reinhard Pekrun, Robert H. Stupnisky, Kristina Reiss, and Kou Murayama

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Nicht-lineare Zusammenhänge zwischen Intention und Verhalten: Eine Längsschnittstudie zu körperlicher Aktivität und sozial-kognitiven Prädiktoren [Non-linear relationship between intentions and behavior: A longitudinal study investigating physical activity and its social-cognitive predictors], Sonia Lippke, Anna Ernsting, Jana Richert, Linda Parschau, Milena Koring, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Studying 'a thousand miles away': The motivational implications of cross-cultural transitions, Dennis McInerney and Ronnel B. King

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Self-determined motivational predictors of increases in dental behaviors, decreases in dental plaque, and improvement in oral health: A randomized clinical trial, Anne E. Münster Halvari, Hallgeir Halvari, Gunnar Bjørnebekk, and Edward L. Deci

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Teaching methods for modelling problems and students' task-specific enjoyment, value, interest and self-efficacy expectations, Stanislaw Schukajlow, Dominik Leiss, Reinhard Pekrun, Werner Blum, Marcel Muller, and Rudolf Messner

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Relations between students' approaches to learning, experienced emotions and outcomes of learning, Keith Trigwell, Robert A. Ellis, and FeiFei Han

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Assessing the impact of a university teaching development programme, Keith Trigwell, Katia Caballero Rodriguez, and FeiFei Han

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Mastery goal, value and self-concept: what do they predict?, Alexander S. Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Relating use of digital technology by pre-service teachers to confidence: A Singapore survey, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Kam Ming Lim, Eng Guan Tay, Audrey Cheausim Lam-Chiang, and Chenri Hui

Submissions from 2011

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Students' emotions during homework in mathematics: Testing a theoretical model of antecedents and achievement outcomes, Swantje Dettmers, Ulrich Trautwein, Oliver Ludtke, Thomas Goetz, Anne C. Frenzel, and Reinhard Pekrun

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A 3 × 2 achievement goal model, Andrew J. Elliot, Kou Murayama, and Reinhard Pekrun

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A new approach to reducing disorder and improving well-being, Felicia Huppert

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Evidence for the independence of positive and negative well-being, Felicia Huppert and Joyce E. Whittington

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Always look on the broad side of life: Happiness increases the breadth of sensory memory, Christof Kuhbandner, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Read-out of emotional information from iconic memory: The longevity of threatening stimuli, Christof Kuhbandner, Bernhard Spitzer, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Teacher enthusiasm: Dimensionality and context specificity, Marieke Kunter, Anne C. Frenzel, Gabriel Nagy, Jurgen Baumert, and Reinhard Pekrun