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  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1B)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

  • Developmental relationships between motivation, achievement and subjective well-being
  • Situational dynamics in motivation and task engagement
  • Brain activity related to error processing and its association with individual differences in motivation, temperament and neurocognitive functioning

External positions

Professor, University of Eastern Finland

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Achievement goal orientations: A person-oriented approach

Niemivirta, M., Pulkka, A-T., Tapola, A. & Tuominen, H., Feb 2019, The Cambridge Handbook of Motivation and Learning. Renninger, K. A. & Hidi, S. E. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 566-616 51 p. (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Open Access
Open Access



Supervision of doctoral thesis

Heta Tuominen (Supervisor), Markku Niemivirta (Co-supervisor), Auli Toom (Co-supervisor)
2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Students’ Domain-Specific Goal Orientation Profiles, Perceived Cost, and Academic Well-Being

Henriikka Mira Maria Juntunen (Speaker), Heta Tuominen (Speaker), Markku Niemivirta (Speaker)
10 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Supervision of Master’s Thesis

Heta Tuominen (Supervisor), Markku Juhani Niemivirta (Supervisor)
Apr 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

18th Biennial EARLI Conference

Jenny Ståhlberg (Speaker: Presenter), Antti-Tuomas Pulkka (Attendee), Heta Tuominen (Attendee), Markku Niemivirta (Attendee)
12 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Supervision of Master’s Thesis

Heta Tuominen (Supervisor), Leila Kyllikki Pehkonen (Supervisor), Markku Juhani Niemivirta (Supervisor)
Mar 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)