Univ.-Prof. Dr. Veronika Job

Wächtergasse 1
1010 Wien
Room: 506

T: +43-1-4277-47322

Research Areas

  • Determinants, processes, and outcomes of goal-striving, self-regulation, and self-control
  • Management of effort and self-control: Effects of preceding tasks and learning history
  • Lay theories/mindsets: How they affect self-regulation, interpersonal relationships, well-being
  • Implicit and explicit motives and attitudes (assessment, incongruence)

Key Publications

Clay, G., Mlynski, C., Korb, F., Goschke, T., & Job, V. (2022). Rewarding cognitive effort increases the intrinsic value of mental labor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, e2111785119.  

Francis, Z., Mata, J., Flückiger, L., & Job, V. (2021). Morning resolutions, evening disillusions: Theories of willpower affect how health behaviours change across the day. European Journal of Personality, 35, 398-415. doi:10.1177/0890207020962304 

Job, V., Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2015). Implicit theories about willpower predict self-regulation and grades in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 637-647. doi:10.1037/pspp0000014 

Job, V., Walton, G. M., Bernecker, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2013). Beliefs about willpower determine the impact of glucose on self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 14837–14842. doi:10.1073/pnas.1313475110 

Job, V., Dweck, C. S, & Walton, G. M. (2010). Ego-depletion – Is it all in your head? Implicit theories about willpower affect self-regulation. Psychological Science, 21, 1686-1693. doi:10.1177/0956797610384745 

Curriculum Vitae