Motivation Psychology

How do people successfully manage their actions to 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?

Our research addresses these questions by investigating determinants, processes, and consequences of effort, self-regulation, and goal striving. Answers to these questions provide the foundation for theory based psychological interventions aimed at improving people’s self-regulation and addressing various social problems.
Our research examines diverse contexts, including education, work, health, and environmentally friendly behavior using laboratory and field-experimentation.