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Information om forskning och undervisning

Frank Martela received his Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy and Organizational Research from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Aalto University, Finland in 2012. His dissertation focused on caring and compassion between employees and clients in a nursing home. After that he spent the year 2013 in Human Motivation Research Group of University of Rochester, looking at what makes human beings intrinsically motivated to help other people. Currently, he works as a post-doctoral researcher in University of Helsinki. He operates both within social psychology and organizational research and his research interests include intrinsic motivation, altruism, compassion, meaning in life, and pragmatic philosophy of science.


  • 614 Teologi
  • 611 Filosofi
  • 515 Psykologi
  • 512 Företagsekonomi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2010 2018

Meaningfulness as Satisfaction of Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, and Beneficence: Comparing the Four Satisfactions and Positive Affect as Predictors of Meaning in Life

Martela, F., Ryan, R. M. & Steger, M. F., jun 2018, I : Journal of Happiness Studies. 19, 5, s. 1261-1282 22 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Self-determination theory

Martela, F., 2018, (!!Accepted/In press) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences: Vol. I. Models and Theories. Carducci, B. J. & Nave, C. S. (red.). Wiley Blackwell

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingBidrag till uppslagsverk/ordbokVetenskapligPeer review

Significant Work Is About Self-Realization and Broader Purpose: Defining the Key Dimensions of Meaningful Work

Martela, F. & Pessi, A. B., 26 mar 2018, I : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 15 s., 363.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragÖversiktsartikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Adaptive self-organizing: The necessity of intrinsic motivation and self-determination

Martela, F. & Kostamo, T., 2017, Knowledge Management and Complexity. Eskola, A. (red.). Abingdon: Routledge, (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Can good life be measured? The dimensions and measurability of a life worth living

Martela, F., 2017, Metrics of subjective well-being: Limits and improvements. Brulé, G. & Maggino, F. (red.). Berlin: Springer, s. 21-42 22 s. (Happiness Studies Book Series; nr. 4).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter 2015 2017

Aktiviteter 2013 2017

  • 6 Arrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium
  • 3 !!Invited talk
  • 2 Akademisk besök på annan institution
  • 1 Public Talks

Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University

Frank Martela (Besökande forskare)
7 feb 201730 mar 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Simon Fraser University, Ca.: "Benevolence - Could the need to do good to others be a basic psychological need?"

Frank Martela (!!Speaker)
13 jan 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

IPPA2017, World Congress on Positive Psychology

Frank Martela (Talare: Presentation)
13 jul 201716 jul 2017

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium