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 2014

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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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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, 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

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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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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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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

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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Dimensional comparison theory, J. Moller and Herbert Warren Marsh

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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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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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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

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

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Students' emotions and academic engagement: Introduction to the special issue, Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia and Reinhard Pekrun

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Psychometric properties of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in French clinical and nonclinical adults, Alexandre Morin, G. Moullec, Christophe Maiano, L. Layet, J. L. Just, and G. Ninot

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Measuring emotions in students' learning and performance: The Achievement Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ), Reinhard Pekrun, Thomas Goetz, Anne C. Frenzel, Petra Barchfeld, and Raymond P. Perry

Submissions from 2009

Promoting social intelligence using the experiential role-play method, Linda L. Bilich and Joseph Ciarrochi

Cohesiveness, coach's interpersonal style and psychological needs: Their effects on self-determination and athletes' subjective well-being, Celine M. Blanchard, Catherine E. Amiot, Stephane Perreault, Robert J. Vallerand, and Pierre Provencher

Do employees’ needs moderate their reaction to supervisor’s empowerment practices?, Jean-Sebastian Boudrias, Maryse Landry-Gagne, Luc Brunet, and Alexandre J.S. Morin

Employee empowerment: From managerial practices to employees' behavioral empowerment, Jean-Sebastien Boudrias, Patrick Gaudreau, Andre Savoie, and Alexandre Morin

Neuropathological correlates of dementia in over-80-year-old brain donors from the population-based Cambridge city over-75s cohort (CC75C) study, Carol Brayne, Kathryn Richardson, Fiona E. Matthews, Jane Fleming, Sally Hunter, John H. Xuereb, Eugene S. Paykel, Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, Felicia Huppert, Angela O'Sullivan, and Tom Dening

When what one has is enough: Mindfulness, financial desire discrepancy, and subjective well-being, Kirk Warren Brown, Tim Kasser, Richard Michael Ryan, P. Alex Linley, and Kevin Orzech

Patient motivation and adherence to postsurgery rehabilitation exercise recommendations: The influence of physiotherapists' autonomy-supportive behaviors, Derwin K. Chan, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, Po Y. Ho, Patrick S. Yung, and Kai M. Chan

A longitudinal study into the link between adolescent personality and peer-rated likeability and adjustment: Evidence of gender differences, Joseph Ciarrochi and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

A longitudinal study into the interplay between problem orientation and adolescent well-being, Joseph Ciarrochi, Peter Leeson, and Patrick Charles Lionel Heaven

The literature, Rhonda Gai Craven

When winning is everything: On passion, identity, and aggression in sport, Eric G. Donahue, Blanka Rip, and Robert J. Vallerand

Role stressors and burnout: Effects of social relationships, Philippe Dubreuil, Marie-Christine Laughrea, Alexandre Morin, François Courcy, and Olivier Loiselle

Addressing the challenges faced by early adolescents: A mixed-method evaluation of the benefits of peer support, Louise Anne Ellis, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Rhonda Gai Craven

Trajectories of affective states in adolescent hockey players: Turning point and motivational antecedents, Patrick Gaudreau, Catherine E. Amiot, and Robert J. Vallerand

Motivational clusters and performance in a real-life setting, Nicolas Gillet, Robert J. Vallerand, and Elisabeth Rosnet

Using postgraduate students' evaluations of research experience to benchmark departments and faculties: Issues and challenges, Paul Ginns, Herbert Warren Marsh, Masud Behnia, Jaqueline H.S. Cheng, and L. Francesca Scalas