Frank Martela

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2023). Clarifying eudaimonia and psychological functioning to complement evaluative and experiential well-being: Why basic psychological needs should be measured in national accounts of well-being. Perspectives on Psychological Science, Advance Online, 1-15. doi: 10.1177/17456916221141099

Martela, F., Lehmus-Sun, A., Parker, P. D., Pessi, A. B., & Ryan, R. M. (2022). Needs and well-being across Europe: Basic Psychological Needs are closely connected With well-being, meaning, and symptoms of Depression in 27 European countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, Advance Online, 1-4. doi: 10.1177/19485506221113678

Martela, F., Gomez, M., Unanue, W., Araya, S., Bravo, D., & Espejo, A. (2021). What makes work meaningful? Longitudinal evidence for the importance of autonomy and beneficence for meaningful work. Journal of Vocational Behavior doi: 10.1016/ j.jvb.2021.103631

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2021). If giving money to Red Cross increases well-being, does taking money from the Red Cross increase ill-being? – Evidence from three experiments. Journal of Research in Personality, Advance online publication doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104114

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2021). In selecting measures for a comprehensive assessment of well-being, it is essential to include indicators of psychological need satisfaction. Preventive Medicine, 23, 101474. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101474

Martela, F., Hankonen, N., Ryan, R. M., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2021). Motivating voluntary compliance to behavioural restrictions: Self-determination theory-based checklist of principles for COVID-19 and other emergency communications. European Review of Social Psychology, 32(2), 305-347. doi: 10.1080/10463283.2020.1857082

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2020). Distinguishing between basic psychological needs and basic wellness enhancers: the case of beneficence as a candidate psychological need. Motivation and Emotion, 44(1), 116-133. doi: 10.1007/s11031-019-09800-x

Martela, F., Hankonen, N., Ryan, R. M., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2020). . In , Motivating voluntary compliance to behavioural restrictions: Self-Determination Theory–based checklist of principles for COVID-19 and other emergency communications (Vol Advanced Online). : . doi: 10.1080/10463283.2020.1857082

Martela, F., Bradshaw, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2019). Expanding the map of intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations using network analysis and multidimensional scaling: Examining four new aspirations. Frontiers in Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02174

Martela, F., & Sheldon, K. M. (2019). Clarifying the concept of well-being: Psychological need-satisfaction as the common core connecting eudaimonic and subjective well-being. Review of General Psychology, 23(4), 458-474. doi: 10.1177/1089268019880886

Martela, F., & Riekki,T. J. J. (2018). Autonomy, competence, relatedness, and beneficence: A multicultural comparison of the four pathways to meaningful work. Frontiers in Psychology: Organizational Psychology, 9, 1-14. doi:

Martela, F., Ryan, R. M., & Steger, M. F. (2018). Meaningfulness as satisfaction of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and beneficence: Comparing the four satisfactions and positive affect as predictors of meaning in life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(5), 1261-1282. doi:

Ryan, R. M., & Martela, F. (2016). Eudaimonia as a way of living: Connecting Aristotle with self-determination theory. In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of eudaimonic well-being (pp. 109 - 122). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42445-3_7

Martela, F., DeHaan, C. R., & Ryan, R. M. (2016). On enhancing and diminishing energy through psychological means: Research on vitality and depletion from self-determination theory. In In E. R. Hirt, J. J. Clarkson, & L. Jia (Eds.), Self-regulation and ego control (pp. 67-85). New York, NY: Elsevier.

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2016). The benefits of benevolence: Basic psychological needs, beneficence, and the enhancement of well-being. Journal of Personality, 84(6), 750-764. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12215

Martela, F., & Ryan, R. M. (2016). Prosocial behavior increases well-being and vitality even without contact with the beneficiary: Causal and behavioral evidence. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 351-357. doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9552-z