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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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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Validation and comparison of 15-D and EQ-5D-5L instruments in a Spanish Parkinson's disease population sample, Miguel Ángel García-Gordillo, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, José Carmelo Adsuar, Fernando Ignacio Sánchez-Martínez, and Jose María Abellán-Perpiñán

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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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Dimensional comparison theory: An extension of the internal/external frame of reference effect on academic self-concept formation [accepted manuscript], Herbert W. Marsh, Hans Kuyper, Marjorie Seaton, Philip D. Parker, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Jens Moller, and Adel S. Abduljabbar

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Security enhancement, self-esteem threat, and mental depletion affect provision of a safe haven and secure base to a romantic partner, Mario Mikulincer, Phillip Shaver, Naama Bar-On, and Baljinder Sahdra

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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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Material Culture, Alex Norman

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Travel and New Religious Movements, Alex Norman

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Fiabilidad de un test isométrico de rodilla en mujeres con fibromialgia mediante test-retest de 12 semanas (Reliability of an isometric knee test in women with fibromialgia using 12-week test-revisit), Pedro R. Olivares, Miguel A. Perez-Sousa, Borja del Pozo Cruz, Serafin Delgado-Gil, Francisco Javier Domínguez-Muñoz, and Jose A. Parraca

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Juxtaposing math self-efficacy and self-concept as predictors of long-term achievement outcomes, Philip David Parker, Herbert W. Marsh, Joseph Ciarrochi, Sarah Marshall, and Adel Abduljabbar

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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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Juxtaposing math self-efficacy and self-concept as predictors of long-term achievement outcomes [accepted manuscript], Philip D. Parker, Herbert W. Marsh, Joseph Ciarrochi, Sarah Marshall, and Adel Salah Abduljabbar

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Predicting career aspirations and university majors from academic ability and self-concept: A longitudinal applications of the internal-external frame of reference model [accepted manuscript], Philip D. Parker, Gabriel Nagy, Ulrich Trautwein, and Oliver Lüdtke

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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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Boredom and academic achievement: Testing a model of reciprocal causation, Reinhard Pekrun, Nathan C. Hall, Thomas Goetz, and Raymond P. Perry

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Impact of physical activity on psychological distress: A prospective analysis of an Australian national sample, Francisco Perales, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, and Borja del Pozo-Cruz

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On the associations between physical activity and quality of life: Findings from an Australian nationally representative panel survey, Francisco Perales, Jose del Pozo-Cruz, Jesus del Pozo-Cruz, and Borja del Pozo Cruz

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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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The beliefs that underlie autonomy-supportive and controlling teaching: A multinational investigation, Johnmarshall Reeve, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Avi Assor, Ikhlas Ahmad, Sung Hyeon Cheon, Hyungshi Jang, Haya Kaplan, Jennifer D. Moss, Bodil Stokke Olaussen, and C. K. John Wang

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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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Motivation in sport and exercise groups: A self-determination theory perspective, Martyn Standage and Robert J. Vallerand

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Confidence: The best non-cognitive predictor of academic achievement?, Lazar Stankov, Suzanne Morony, and Yim Lee

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Reliability of spirometric tests during the different menstrual cycle phases in healthy women, Rafael Timon, Almudena Ramirez-Balas, Jose C. Adsuar, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, and Marcos Maynar

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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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Passion for work: Determinants and outcomes, Robert J. Vallerand, Nathalie Houlfort, and Jacques Forest

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Sportspersonship, Robert J. Vallerand and Jeremie Verner-Filion

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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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Relationship between self-esteem and academic self-concept for German elementary and secondary school students, A. Katrin Arens, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Benjamin Nagengast, and Marcus Hasselhorn

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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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A primary care–based randomized controlled trial of 12-week whole-body vibration for balance improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Rosa M. Alfonso-Rosa, José L. Ugia, Joseph G. McVeigh, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, and Borja Sañudo

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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 psychological impact of anal cancer screening on HIV-infected men, J Landstra, Joseph Ciarrochi, F Deane, L Botes, and Roger Hillman

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Identifying and describing feelings and psychological flexibility predict mental health in men with HiV, Jodie M. B. Landstra, Joseph Ciarrochi, Frank P. Deane, and Richard J. Hillman

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Higher-order structure of noncognitive constructs and prediction of PISA 2003 mathematics achievement, Jihyun Lee and Lazar Stankov

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The Big-fish-little-pond effect and a national policy of within-school ability streaming: alternative frames of reference, Gregory Arief D. Liem, Herbert W. Marsh, Andrew J. Martin, Dennis M. McInerney, and Alexander S. Yeung

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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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Factorial, convergent, and discriminant validity of TIMSS math and science motivation measures: a comparison of arab and anglo-saxon countries, Herbert W. Marsh, Adel Abduljabbar, Maher Abu-Hilal, Alexandre Morin, Faisal Abdelfattah, Kim Chau Leung, Man Xu, Benjamin Nagengast, and Philip Parker

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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 achievement: Confidence vs self-efficacy, anxiety, and self-concept in Confucian and European countries, Suzanne Morony, Sabina Kleitman, Yim Ping Lee, and Lazar Stankov

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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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Positive experience, self-efficacy, and action control predict physical activity changes: A moderated mediation analysis, Linda Parschau, Lena Fleig, Milena Koring, Daniela Lange, Nina Knoll, Ralf Schwarzer, and Sonia Lippke

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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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Depression and life satisfaction among European and Confucian adolescents, Lazar Stankov

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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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School-wide positive behavior for learning: Effects of dual focus on boys' and girls' behavior and motivation for learning, Alexander Seeshing Yeung, Katrina Barker, Danielle Tracey, and Mitchell Mooney

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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

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Inventory of pedagogy and practice: Confirmatory factor analysis of multiple facets of teaching, Alexander S. Yeung, Peter G. Taylor, and Erica L. McWilliam

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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Cognitive ability and health-related behaviors during adolescence : A prospective study across five years, Joseph Ciarrochi, Patrick C. L. Heaven, and Timothy Skinner

Motivation, Personality, and Development within Embedded Social Contexts : An Overview of Self-Determination Theory, Edward Deci and Richard Michael Ryan

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Using whole-body vibration training in patients affected with common neurological diseases: A systematic literature review, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Jose C. Adsuar, Jose A. Parraca, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Pedro R. Olivares, and Narcis Gusi

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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