Benevolence & Prosocial Behavior

Basic SDT research topics

Barberis, N., Costa, S.Castiglione, C. (2023) Xenophobia and Xenophilia, the bright and dark sides of attitude towards foreigners: A Self-Determination Theory approach. Psychological Reports, Advance Online ,1-24

Cheon, S. H., Reeve, J.Marsh, H. W. (2023) Autonomy-supportive teaching enhances prosocial and reduces antisocial behavior via classroom climate and psychological needs: A multilevel randomized control intervention. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Advance Online

Meng, L.Lin, X.Du, J.Zhang, X. (2023) Autonomy support and prosocial impact facilitate meaningful work: A daily diary study. Motivation and Emotion, Advance online publicatione

Zhang, X.Cheng, Y.Liu, J.Zhao, H. (2022) Lender retention of online prosocial lending: A self-determination perspective. Internet Research, Advance Online

Collie, R. J. (2022) Perceived social-emotional competence: A multidimensional examination and links with social-emotional motivation and behaviors. Learning and Instruction, 82 ,101656

Grant, A. M.Shandell, M. S. (2022) Social motivation at work: The organizational psychology of effort for, against, and with others. Annual Review of Psychology, 73 ,301-326

Alamer, A.Al Sultan, H. (2022) The role of basic psychological needs on volunteering and national responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the context of Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Education, 7 ,944048

Titova, M., Sheldon, K. M. (2021) Happiness comes from trying to make others feel good, rather than oneself. The Journal of Positive Psychology,

Martela, F.Gomez, M.Unanue, W.Araya, S. (2021) What makes work meaningful? Longitudinal evidence for the importance of autonomy and beneficence for meaningful work. Journal of Vocational Behavior,

Kanat-Maymon, Y.Wolfson, S.Cohen, R.Roth, G. (2021) The benefits of giving as well as receiving need support in human–pet relations. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22 ,1441-1457

Donald, J. N., Bradshaw, E. L.Conigrave, J. H.Parker, P. D. (2021) Paths to the light and dark sides of human nature: A meta-analytic review of the prosocial benefits of autonomy and the antisocial costs of control. Psychological Bulletin, 147(9) ,921-946

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

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

Donald, J. N.Sahdra, B. K.Van Zanden, B.Duineveld, J. J. (2019) Does your mindfulness benefit others? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between mindfulness and prosocial behavior. British Journal of Psychology, 110 ,101-125

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

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

Cheon, S. H., Reeve, J., Ntoumanis, N. (2018) A needs-supportive intervention to help PE teachers enhance students’ prosocial behavior and diminish antisocial behavior. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 35 ,74-88

Roth, G.Shane, N., Kanat-Maymon, Y. (2017) Empathising with the enemy: Emotion regulation and support for humanitarian aid in violent conflicts. Cognition and Emotion, 31(8) ,1511-1524

Ryan, R. M.Hawley, P. H. (2016) Naturally good? Basic psychological needs and the proximal and evolutionary bases of human benevolence. In K. W. Brown and M. R. Leary (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of hypo-egoic phenomena. (pp. 205-222) New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328079.013.14

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

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

Hardy, S. A.Dollahite, D. C.Johnson, N.Christensen, J. B. (2015) Adolescent motivations to engage in prosocial behaviors and abstain from health-risk behaviors: A self-determination theory approach. Journal of Personality, 83 ,479-490

Lekes, N.Guilbault, V., Philippe, F. L.Houle, I. (2014) Remembering events related to close relationships, self-growth, and helping others: Intrinsic autobiographical memories, need satisfaction, and well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 53 ,103–111

Pavey, L.Greitemeyer, T.Sparks, P. (2012) “I help because I want to, not because you tell me to”:Empathy increases autonomously motivated helping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 ,681–689

Hodge, K., Lonsdale, C. (2011) Prosocial and antisocial behavior in sport: The role of coaching style, autonomous vs. controlled motivation, and moral disengagement. Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 33(4) ,527-547

Weinstein, N.Ryan, R. M. (2010) When helping helps: Autonomous motivation for prosocial behavior and its influence on well-being for the helper and recipient. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(2) ,222-224

Gagné, M. (2003) The role of autonomy support and autonomy orientation in prosocial behavior engagement. Motivation and Emotion, 27 ,199-223

Cheon, S. H., Reeve, J., Ntoumanis, N. (2018) A needs-supportive intervention to help PE teachers enhance students’ prosocial behavior and diminish antisocial behavior. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 35 ,74-88