Motivation Psychology

Our research on motivational psychology focuses on determinants, processes, and consequences of self-regulation and goal striving in social contexts. The overarching goal of this research is to identify and understand processes that promote positive development and high well-being in individuals.

How do people manage to control their actions in such a way that they achieve longer-term goals? Why do they often fail to do so, and how do successes and failures in self-regulation influence people's lives, their performance, their social relationships, their health? Answers to these questions provide the basis for theoretically sound psychological interventions aimed at improving people's self-regulation and thereby addressing various social problems. This research contributes to the advancement of psychological theories, demonstrating the importance of psychological processes in explaining personal and social problems while developing new means for their prevention and resolution.