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 2016

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Measuring self and rules in what people say: Exploring whether self-discrimination predicts long-term wellbeing, Paul William B. Bamkin and Robert G. Styles

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Materialism, spending, and affect: An event-sampling study of marketplace behavior and its affective costs, Kirk Warren Brown, Tim Kasser, Richard M. Ryan, and James Konow

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Contextualizing generic pedagogical knowledge through tension-focused reflection: A self-study, Zhu Chen

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The paradoxical role of perceived control in late life health behavior, Judith G. Chipperfield, Raymond P. Perry, Reinhard Pekrun, Petra Barchfeld, Frieder R. Lang, and Jeremy M. Hamm

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Development and Validation of Research Scales for the Leadership Multi-rater Assessment of Personality (LMAP), Brian S. Connelly, Ronald A. Warren, Hyunji Kim, and Stefano Di Domenico

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Toward a positive psychology of indigenous thriving and reciprocal research partnership model, Rhonda Gai Craven, Richard Michael Ryan, Janet Mooney, Robert J. Vallerand, Anthony William Oswald Dillon, Fabri Blacklock, and Natasha R. Magson

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Nussbaum's capabilities and self-determination theory's basic psychological needs: Relating some fundamentals of human wellness, Cody R. DeHaan, Tadashi Hirai, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Mindfulness and Coping with Stress: A Multi-Method Examination, James N. Donald

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Changes in return to work among patients in vocational rehabilitation: a self-determination theory perspective, Anders Farholm, Hallgeir Halvari, Christopher P. Niemiec, Geoffrey C. Willia, and Edward L. Deci

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How Regulatory Responses to Negative Emotion Are Related to Adolescent Mental Health: A Longitudinal Investigation, Loch Forsyth

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Measuring teachers' enjoyment, anger, and anxiety: The Teacher Emotions Scales (TES), Anne C. Frenzel, Reinhard Pekrun, Thomas Goetz, Lia M. Daniels, Tracy L. Durksen, Betty Becker-Kurz, and Robert M. Klassen

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A reciprocal effects model of children's body fat self-concept: Relations with physical self-concept and physical activity, Alex C. Garn, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Jeffrey Martin, Erin Centeio, Bo Shen, Noel Kulik, Cheryl Somers, and Nate McCaughtry

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Interventions for improving medical students' interpersonal communication in medical consultations, Conor Gilligan, Erica L. James, Pamela Snow, Sue Outram, Bernadette M. Ward, Martine Powell, Chris Lonsdale, Anne M. Cushing, Jonathan Silverman, Tim Regan, Pam Harvey, and Marita C. Lynagh

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Intraindividual relations between achievement goals and discrete achievement emotions: An experience sampling approach, Thomas Goetz, Fabio Sticca, Reinhard Pekrun, Kou Murayama, and Andrew J. Elliot

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The Relations Among Academic Motivation, Self-Concept, Aspirations and Choices: Integrating Expectancy-Value and Academic Self-Concept Theory, Jiesi Guo

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Resistance training improves fatigue and quality of life in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial, Amanda Hagstrom, P. W. Marshall, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, B. S. Cheema, Maria Fiatarone Singh, and Simon Green

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Does playing a sports active video game improve young children's ball skill competence?, Tara M. Johnson, Nicola D. Ridgers, Ryan M. Hulteen, Robin R. Mellecker, and Lisa M. Barnett

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Combining self-management cues with incentives to promote interdental cleaning among Indian periodontal disease outpatients, Pempa Lhakhang, Kyra Hamilton, Nayantara Sud, Shonali Sud, Jeroen Kroon, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Scaling-up an efficacious school-based physical activity intervention: Study protocol for the 'Internet-based Professional Learning to help teachers support Activity in Youth' (iPLAY) cluster randomized controlled trial and scale-up implementation ev, Christopher Sean Lonsdale, Taren Grant Sanders, Kristen E. Cohen, Philip Parker, Michael Noetel, Timothy Bryan Hartwig, Diego Vasconcellos, Morwenna Kirwan, Philip Morgan, Jo Salmon, Marj Moodie, Heather A. McKay, Andrew Bennie, Ron C. Plotnikoff, Renata Cinelli, David Anthony Greene, Louisa R. Peralta, Dylan Cliff, Gregory S. Kolt, Jennifer Gore, Lan Gao, and David Lubans

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The benefits of benevolence: Basic psychological needs, beneficence, and the enhancement of well-being, Frank Martela and Richard M. Ryan

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Cultural perspectives on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students' school motivation and engagement, Janet Mooney, Marjorie Seaton, Gurvinder Kaur, Herb Marsh, and Alex Yeung

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A bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling framework for the identification of distinct sources of construct-relevant psychometric multidimensionality, Alexandre J. S. Morin, A. Katrin Arens, and Herbert W. Marsh

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Exploring sources of construct-relevant multidimensionality in psychiatric measurement: A tutorial and illustration using the Composite Scale of Morningness, Alexandre J. S. Morin, A. Katrin Arens, Antoine Tran, and Herve Caci

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English validation of the short form of the Physical Self-Inventory (PSI-S), Alexandre J. S. Morin, Christophe Maiano, Rhiannon Lee White, Katherine B. Owen, Danielle Tracey, Nicolas Mascret, and Chris Lonsdale

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The music self-perception inventory: Development of a short form, Alexandre J. S. Morin, L. Francesca Scalas, Walter Vispoel, Herbert Warren Marsh, and Zhonglin Wen

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The relationship between physical activity and educational outcomes in adolescents, Katherine Owen

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Physical activity and school engagement in youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Katherine B. Owen, Philip D. Parker, Brooke Van Zanden, Freya MacMillan, T. Astell-Burt, and Christopher Sean Lonsdale

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What effect did the global financial crisis have upon youth wellbeing? Evidence from four Australian cohorts, Philip D. Parker, John Jerrim, and Jake Anders

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A psychometric evaluation of the Gender Bias in Medical Education Scale, Rhiannon B. Parker, Philip D. Parker, Theresa Larkin, and Jon Cockburn

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A PTSD symptoms trajectory mediates between exposure levels and emotional support in police responders to 9/11: a growth curve analysis, Ralf Schwarzer, James E. Cone, Jiehui Li, and Rosemarie M. Bowler

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Enhancing physical function in HIV-infected older adults: A randomized controlled clinical trial, Krupa N. Shah, Zahraa Majeed, Yilmaz B. Yoruk, Hongmei Yang, Tiffany N. Hilton, James M. McMahon, William J. Hall, Donna Walck, Amneris E. Luque, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Family partner intervention influences self-care confidence and treatment self-regulation in patients with heart failure, Kelly D. Stamp, Sandra B. Dunbar, Patricia C. Clark, Carolyn M. Reilly, Rebecca A. Gary, Melinda Higgins, and Richard Michael Ryan

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New faculty members' emotions: A mixed-method study, Robert H. Stupnisky, Reinhard Pekrun, and Stephanie Lichtenfeld

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Identity and epistemic emotions during knowledge revision: A potential account for the backfire effect, Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra, and Philip H. Winne

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Emotions that matter to achievement: Student feelings about assessment, Elisabeth Vogl and Reinhard Pekrun

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Revisiting self-regulatory techniques to promote physical activity in older adults: Null-findings from a randomised controlled trial, Lisa M. Warner, Julia K. Wolff, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Ralf Schwarzer, and Susanne Wurm

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Autonomy support and diastolic blood pressure: Long term effects and conflict navigation in romantic relationships, Netta Weinstein, Nicole Legate, Madoka Kumashiro, and Richard Michael Ryan

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Relationships between domaine-specific physical activity and mental health: The role of self-determined motivation, Rhiannon Lee White

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Outcomes of the Smoker's Health Project: a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial of tobacco-dependence interventions based on self-determination theory, Geoffrey C. Williams, Christopher P. Niemiec, Heather Patrick, Richard Michael Ryan, and Edward Lewis Deci

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How do you make me feel better? Social cognitive emotion regulation and the default mode network, Xiyao Xie, Satja Mulej Bratec, Gabriele Schmid, Chun Meng, Anselm Doll, Afra Wohlschläger, Kathrin Finke, Hans Förstl, Claus Zimmer, Reinhard Pekrun, Leonhard Schilbach, Valentin Riedl, and Christian Sorg

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Positive Behavior Interventions: the Issue of Sustainability of Positive Effects, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Rhonda G. Craven, Mary Mooney, Danielle Tracey, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Brenda Dobia, Zhu Chen, Jill Schofield, and Timothy J. Lewis

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Positive behavior interventions: The issue of sustainability of positive effects, See Shing Yeung, Rhonda Gai Craven, Mary Mooney, Danielle Tracey, Katrina L. Barker, Anne Power, Brenda Dobia, Zhu Chen, Jill Schofield, Phillip Whitefield, and Timothy J. Lewis

Submissions from 2015

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Bayesian structural equation modeling with cross-loadings and residual covariances: Comments on Stromeyer et al., Tihomir Asparouhov, Bengt Muthen, and Alexandre J. S. Morin

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Mindfulness improves work engagement, wellbeing and performance in a university setting, Paul William Bamkin Atkins, Craig Hassed, and Vincent J. Fogliati

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Mindfulness, identity and work: Mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self, Paul William Atkins and Robert Styles

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Introduction: The evolution of mindfulness science, Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan

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A self-determination theory perspective on fostering healthy self-regulation from within and without, Kirk Warren Brown and Richard Michael Ryan

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Students' emotions for achievement and technology use in synchronous hybrid graduate programmes: A control-value approach, Nikolaus T. Butz, Robert H. Stupnisky, and Reinhard Pekrun

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre J. S. Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Investigation of a bifactor model of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Herve Caci, Alexandre Morin, and Antoine Tran

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Basic psychological need satisfaction, need frustration, and need strength across four cultures, Beiwen Chen, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Wim Beyers, Liesbet Boone, Edward Deci, Jolene Van der Kaap-Deeder, Bart Duriez, Willy Lens, Lennia Matos, Athanasios Mouratidis, Richard Ryan, Kennon Sheldon, Bart Soenens, Stijn Van Petegem, and Joke Verstuyf

Developmental investigation of the domain-specific nature of the life satisfaction construct across the post-school transition, Xidan Chen, Alexandre Morin, Philip D. Parker, and Herbert Marsh

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Developmental investigation of the domain-specific nature of the life satisfaction construct across the post-school transition, Xidan Chen, Alexandre Morin, Philip D. Parker, and Herbert Marsh

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Challenges of Teaching Chinese in Australian Schools: Lesson from Beginning Teacher-researchers, Zhu Chen

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Learning to teach in a research-oriented school-based language teaching programme, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Self-efficacy in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Australian Schools, Zhu Chen and Alexander S. Yeung

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Hope and emotional well-being: A six-year study to distinguish antecedents, correlates, and consequences, Joseph Ciarrochi, Philip Parker, Todd B. Kashdan, Patrick C. L. Heaven, and Emma Barkus

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Exploring doctoral examiner judgements through the lenses of Habermas and epistemic cognition, Neville Clement, Terence Lovat, Allyson Holbrook, Margaret Kiley, Sid Bourke, Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield, Hedy Fairbairn, and Dennis M. McInerney

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Chronic probable PTSD in police responders in the world trade center health registry ten to eleven years after 9/11, James Cone, Jiehui Li, Erica Kornblith, Vihra Gocheva, Steven Stellman, Annum Shaikh, Ralf Schwarzer, and Rosemarie Bowler

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The psychology of passion : A meta-analytical review of a decade of research on intrapersonal outcomes, Thomas Curran, Andrew Hill, Paul Appleton, Robert Vallerand, and Martyn Standage

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Being aware and functioning fully, Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan, Patricia P. Schultz, and Christopher P. Niemiec

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Power of latent growth curve models to detect piecewise linear trajectories, Thierno Diallo and Alexandre Morin

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Reducing reality shock: The effects of classroom management skills training on beginning teachers, Theresa Dicke, Jill Elling, Annett Schmeck, and Detlev Leutner

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Beginning teachers' efficacy and emotional exhaustion : Latent changes, reciprocity, and the influence of professional knowledge, Theresa Dicke, Philip D. Parker, Doris Holzberger, Olga Kunina-Habenicht, Mareike Kunter, and Detlev Leutner

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Able, ready, and willing: Examining the additive and interactive effects of intelligence, conscientiousness, And autonomous motivation on undergraduate academic performance, Katrina Di Domenico, Joan Bottorff, and Donald Cole

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Decision-making conflict and the neural efficiency hypothesis of intelligence : A functional near-infrared spectroscopy investigation, Stefano Di Domenico, Achala Rodrigo, Hasan Ayaz, Marc Fournier, and Anthony Ruocco

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The enabling effect of social support on vaccination uptake via self-efficacy and planning, Anna Ernsting, Nina Knoll, Michael Schneider, and Ralf Schwarzer

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What factors contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Australian Aboriginal children? Protocol for a population-based cohort study using linked administrative data (The Seeding Success Study), Kathleen Falster, Louisa Jorm, Sandra Eades, John Lynch, Emily Banks, Marni Brownell, Rhonda Craven, Kristjana Einarsdottir, and Deborah Randall

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Synergistic effects of social support and self-efficacy on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake, Benjamin Reyes Fernandez, Lisa Marie Warner, Nina Knoll, Esteban Montenegro Montenegro, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Action control bridges the planning-behaviour gap: a longitudinal study on physical exercise in young adults, Frederic Fernandez, Alexandre Morin, David Litalien, Pierre Valois, and Robert Vallerand

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Cross-behavior associations and multiple health behavior change: A longitudinal study on physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake, Lena Fleig, Carina Kuper, Sonia Lippke, Ralf Schwarzer, and Amelie Wiedemann

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Beyond single behaviour theory: Adding cross-behaviour cognitions to the health action process approach, Lena Fleig, Joy Ngo, Blanca Roman, Evangelia Ntzani, Paolo Satta, Lisa Warner, Karl Schwarzer, and Maria Brandi

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Toward a unified science of personality coherence, Marc A. Fournier, Stefano Di Domenico, Nic M. Weststrate, Matthew N. Quitasol, and Mengxi Dong

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Teaching this class drives me nuts! - Examining the person and context specificity of teacher emotions, Anne C. Frenzel, Betty Becker-Kurz, Reinhard Pekrun, and Thomas Goetz

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Is 'Mentoring' the right word? A case study into praxis in the field, Andrea Gallant, Geert Kelchtermans, and Philip Riley

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Mothers improve their daughters vegetable intake : A randomized controlled trial, Maryan Gholami, Amelie Wiedemann, Nina Knoll, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Health messages to promote fruit and vegetable consumption at different stages : A match-mismatch design, Cristina Godinho, Maria-Joao Alvarez, Maria Lima, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Enhancing playful teachers' perception of the importance of ICT use in the classroom: The role of risk taking as a mediator, A. Lin Goodwin, Ee Ling Low, Pak Tee Ng, Alexander S. Yeung, and Li Cai

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Increasing girls' physical activity during a short-term organized youth sport basketball program : A randomized controlled trial, Justin Guagliano, Chris Lonsdale, Gregory Kolt, Richard Rosenkranz, and Emma George

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Mediators effecting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and inactivity for girls from an intervention program delivered in an organised youth sports setting, Justin Guagliano, Christopher Lonsdale, Richard Rosenkranz, Philip D. Parker, Kingsley Agho, and Gregory Kolt

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Application of Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling to Evaluate the Academic Motivation Scale, Bethany Guay, Beverley Balkau, Alicia Thorp, Dianna Magliano, Jonathan Shaw, Neville Owen, and David Dunstan

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Directionality of the associations of high school expectancy-value, aspirations, and attainment : A longitudinal study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Alexandre Morin, Philip D. Parker, and Gurvinder Kaur

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Expectancy-value in mathematics, gender and socioeconomic background as predictors of achievement and aspirations : A multi-cohort study, Jiesi Guo, Herbert Marsh, Philip D. Parker, Alexandre Morin, and Alexander Yeung

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Social cognitive antecedents of fruit and vegetable consumption in truck drivers : A sequential mediation analysis, Kyra Hamilton, Caitlin Vayro, and Ralf Schwarzer

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Promoting potential: a mixed methods study evaluating the impact of differing school settings on high achieving students' academic and psychosocial outcomes, Lucy Hobby

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The role of passion for work and need satisfaction in psychological adjustment to retirement, Nathalie Houlfort, Claude Fernet, Robert J. Vallerand, Andreanne Laframboise, Frederic Guay, and Richard Koestner

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Children's movement skills when playing active video games, Ryan Hulteen, M. Johnson, Nicola D. Ridgers, Robin Mellecker, and Lisa M. Barnett

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Validity and reliability of field-based measures for assessing movement skill competency in lifelong physical activities: A systematic review, Ryan M. Hulteen, Natalie J. Lander, Philip J. Morgan, Lisa M. Barnett, Samuel J. Robertson, and David R. Lubans

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Supervised walking in comparison with fitness training for chronic back pain in physiotherapy : Results of the SWIFT single-blinded randomized controlled trial (ISRCTN17592092), Deirdre Hurley, Mark Tully, Chris Lonsdale, Colin Boreham, Willem van Mechelen, Leslie Daly, Aodan Tynan, and Suzanne McDonough

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Contrast and assimilation effects of dimensional comparisons in five subjects : An extension of the I/E Model, Malte Jansen, Ulrich Schroeders, Oliver Ludtke, and Herbert Marsh

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Socioeconomic inequality in access to high-status colleges: A cross-country comparison, John Jerrim, Anna K. Chmielewski, and Phil Parker

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Dorian Gray without his portrait: Psychological, social, and physical health costs associated with the Dark Triad, Peter Jonason, Holly Baughman, Gregory Carter, and Philip Parker

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Pathology, pseudopathology, and the Dark Triad of personality, Peter Jonason, Jasper Duineveld, and James Middleton

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Development and validation of the Australian Aboriginal racial identity and self-esteem survey for 8-12 year old children (IRISE_C), Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Daniel Christensen, David Lawrence, Stephen Zubrick, Deborah Johnson, and Fiona Stanley

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Positive affect catalyzes academic engagement: Cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental evidence, Ronnel B. King, Dennis M. McInerney, Fraide A. Ganotice, and Jonalyn B. Villarosa

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Academic self-concept and achievement, Hau Kit-Tai and Herbert Warren Marsh

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Testing the multidimensionality of the inventory of school motivation in a Dutch student sample, Hanke Korpershoek, Kun Xu, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok, Dennis M. McInerney, and Greetje van der Werf

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Differential binding of colors to objects in memory: Red and yellow stick better than blue and green, Christof Kuhbandner, Bernhard Spitzer, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, and Reinhard Pekrun

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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 J. S. Morin, and Pierre Therme

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Testing the effects of a self-determination theory-based intervention with youth Gaelic football coaches on athlete motivation and burnout, Edel Langan, John Toner, Catherine Blake, and Christopher Lonsdale