Social Psychology
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About the Group

The research group Social Psychology within the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Health Sciences is an expert cluster for basic and applied research on societal-relevant issues. We have expertise in survey studies and behavioral experiments in laboratory and field settings. Our research contributes to social cohesion and individual health and well-being. The group’s research covers a broad range of areas including


Associated Students

Jolanda Bababebole
Mari Bergsjordet
Hermann Magnus Oddsønn Døsvik
Ingar Mikkola Kristiansen
Katrine Mikkelsen
Kine Bjørneby Olsen
Marie Primdahl


Yevhen Damanskyy
Audun Hetland
Benedikte Langseth-Eide
Hildegunn Nordtug
Marte Olsen
Maria Olsson
Floyd Webster Rudmin
Matthew Stephensen
Kjærsti Thorsteinsen



Education Contribution

Main responsibility of organization and/or teaching:

PSY-1005 - Social Psychology (BA)
PSY-1010/1020 - Psykologiens historie og fenomenbeskrevet psykologi (Årsstudium, Clinical, BA)
PSY-1511 - Statistics and method I (Clinical/BA)
PSY-1512 - Statistics and method II (Clinical/BA)
PSY-1704 - Culture and Community Psychology (Clinical/MA)
PSY-1705 - Social Psychology (Clinical)

PSY-1706/3029 - Work and Organizational Psychology (Clinical/MA)
PSY-2020 - The psychology of attitudes (BA)
PSY-2024 - The Psychology of Prejudice and Stereotyping (BA)
PSY-3005 - Attitudes (MA)
PSY-3031 - Research article (forskerlinje)
PSY-2034 - Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology (BA)
PSY-3036 - A psychological perspective on socioeconomic inequalities at work, home, and school (MA)
PSY-8016 - Research presentations (forskerlinje)
FSK-8003 - Leadership skills - preparing PhD students for taking on leadership tasks (PhD)

Teaching contribution:

PSY-1001 - Innføring i generell psykologi (Årsstudium)
PSY-2002 - Bacheloroppgave
PSY-2032/3032 - Critical reading and presentation in psychology (BA/MA)
PSY-3000 - Research Proseminar (MA)
PSY-3500 - Tilleggsemne i psykologi (MA, clinical)
HEL-8040 (prev. HEL-8010) - Research Ethics and Theory of Science (Phd)
ERN-2006 - Ernæring, helse og sykdom 1

Publications of the Current Core Group Members

* pre-registered research

(in press)

Debus, M. E., & Unger, D. (in press). Disrupting the social and time vacuum: A systemic and lifespan perspective on job insecurity. Applied Psychology.
Moen, F., Myhre, K., Rasdal, V. R., & Vittersø, J. (in press). The Role of Emotions for 4 Athletes in Nordic Combined in Ski Jumping Competitions in World Cup. The Sport Journal, 19, 1–16.
Renger, D., Lohmann, J. F., Renger, S., & Martiny, S. E. (in press). Socioeconomic status and self-regard – Income predicts self-respect over time. Social Psychology.
*Saxler, F. M., Dorrough, A. R., Froehlich, L., Block, K., …, & Martiny, S. E. (in press). Did descriptive and prescriptive norms about gender equality at home change during the COVID-19 pandemic? A cross-national investigation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Damanskyy, Y., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Parks-Stamm, E. J. (2023a). Associative learning from verbal action-effect instructions: A replication and investigation of underlying mechanisms. Journal of Cognition, 6(1), 28.
Damanskyy, Y., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Parks-Stamm, E. J. (2023b). Unintentional response priming from verbal action–effect instructions. Psychological Research, 87(1), 161–175.
Doerflinger, J. T., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2023). Exploring the determinants of reinvestment decisions: Sense of personal responsibility, preferences, and loss framing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1025181.
*Froehlich, L., Bick, N., Nikitin, J., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Social identity threat is related to ethnic minority adolescents’ social approach motivation towards classmates via reduced sense of belonging. Social Psychology of Education.
*Froehlich, L., Brokjøb, L. G., Nikitin, J., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Integration or isolation: Social identity threat relates to immigrant students’ sense of belonging and social approach motivation in the academic context. Journal of Social Issues, 79(1), 264–290.
Gerpott, F. H., Rivkin, W., & Unger, D. (2023). Autonomous or controlled self-regulation, that is the question: A self-determination perspective on the impact of commuting on employees’ domain-specific functioning. Organizational Psychology Review, 13(1), 67–95.
*Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Besta, T., Olech, M., Vandello, J. A., Bender, M., Dandy, J., Hoorens, V., Jasinskaja-Lahti, I., Mankowski, E., Venäläinen, S., Abuhamdeh, S., Agyemang, C. B., Akbaş, G., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Ammirati, S., Anderson, J., Anjum, G., … Martiny, S. E. ... Żadkowska, M. (2023). Gendered Self-Views Across 62 Countries: A Test of Competing Models. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14(7), 808–824.
*Kristiansen, I. M., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Parks-Stamm, E. J. (2023). Situational cues in thoughts about the future: Relationships with self-reported and actual self-regulation success. Social Psychology, 54(3), 151–167.
Martiny, S. E., Josten, J., & Renger, D. (2023). Too different to be equal: Lack of public respect is associated with reduced self‐respect for stigmatized individuals. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, sjop.12972.
*Olsen, M., Parks‐Stamm, E. J., Lund, I. M. H., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Who cares? Effects of gendered self‐perceptions on dropout intentions in communal degree programs. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 33(6), 1474–1488.
*Olsen, M., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Thorsteinsen, K., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Salary and power: How occupational status affects children’s occupational aspirations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 232, 105667.
*Olsson, M. I. T., Van Grootel, S., Block, K., Schuster, C., Meeussen, L., Van Laar, C., Schmader, T., Croft, A., Sun, M. S., Ainsaar, M., Aarntzen, L., Adamus, M., Anderson, J., Atkinson, C., Avicenna, M., Bąbel, P., Barth, M., Benson‐Greenwald, T. M., Maloku, E., … Martiny, S. E. (2023). Gender Gap in Parental Leave Intentions: Evidence from 37 Countries. Political Psychology, 44(6), 1163–1192.
Óturai, G., Riener, C., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Attitudes towards mathematics, achievement, and drop-out intentions among STEM and Non-STEM students in Norway. International Journal of Educational Research Open, 4, 100230.
Renger, D., Reinken, A., Krys, S., Gardani, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2023). Why the belief in one’s equal rights matters: Self-respect, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation in Western and non-Western countries. Health Psychology Open, 10(2), 20551029231206780.
Unger, D., Kornblum, A., Grote, G., & Hirschi, A. (2023). Boundaries for career success? How work–home integration and perceived supervisor expectation affect careers. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 96(1), 144–164.


Braun, M., Martiny, S. E., & Bruckmüller, S. (2022). From serial reproduction to serial communication: Transmission of the focus of comparison in lay communication about gender inequality. Human Communication Research, 49(1), 35–46.
Froehlich, L., Essien, I., & Martiny, S. E. (2022). Stereotype in Kindergärten und Kindertagesstätten: Theoretische Grundlagen, empirische Evidenz und Interventionsansätze für pädagogisches Fachpersonal. In S. Glock (Ed.), Stereotype in der Schule II (pp. 137–170). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Froehlich, L., Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., & Deaux, K. (2022). Stereotype threat-effects for Turkish-origin migrants in Germany: Taking stock of cumulative research evidence. European Educational Research Journal, 21(2), 330–354.
*Froehlich, L., Tsukamoto, S., Morinaga, Y., Sakata, K., Uchida, Y., Keller, M. M., Stürmer, S., Martiny, S. E., & Trommsdorff, G. (2022). Gender Stereotypes and Expected Backlash for Female STEM Students in Germany and Japan. Frontiers in Education, 6, 793486.
Gerpott, F. H., Rivkin, W., & Unger, D. (2022). Stop and go, where is my flow? How and when daily aversive morning commutes are negatively related to employees’ motivational states and behavior at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107(2), 169–192.
Kirby, L. D., Qian, W., Adiguzel, Z., Afshar Jahanshahi, A., Bakracheva, M., Orejarena Ballestas, M. C., Cruz, J. F. A., Dash, A., Dias, C., Ferreira, M. J., Goosen, J. G., Kamble, S. V., Mihaylov, N. L., Pan, F., Sofia, R., Stallen, M., Tamir, M., Van Dijk, W. W., Vittersø, J., & Smith, C. A. (2022). Appraisal and coping predict health and well‐being during the COVID ‐19 pandemic: An international approach. International Journal of Psychology, 57(1), 49–62.
Martiny, S. E., Thorsteinsen, K., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Olsen, M., & Kvalø, M. (2022). Children’s Well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Relationships with attitudes, family structure, and mothers’ Well-being. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 19(5), 711–731.
*Martiny-Huenger, T., Damanskyy, Y., & Parks-Stamm, E. J. (2022). From thought to action: On the relevance of including situational cues in thought about intended actions. PLOS ONE, 17(2), e0264342.
Martiny-Huenger, T., & Roth, J. (2022). Effects of self-instructed stimulus-affect plans on indirectly measured and self-reported evaluative responses. Acta Psychologica, 223, 103485.
*Olsen, M., Olsson, M. I. T., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Kvalø, M., Thorsteinsen, K., Steffens, M. C., & Martiny, S. E. (2022). What do I want to be? Predictors of communal occupational aspirations in early to middle childhood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 46(6), 528–541.
Rivkin, W., Diestel, S., Gerpott, F. H., & Unger, D. (2022). Should I stay or should I go? The role of daily presenteeism as an adaptive response to perform at work despite somatic complaints for employee effectiveness. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 27(4), 411–425.
Thorsteinsen, K., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Kvalø, M., Olsen, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2022). Mothers’ domestic responsibilities and well-being during the COVID-19 lockdown: The moderating role of gender essentialist beliefs about parenthood. Sex Roles, 87(1–2), 85–98.
*Weber, S., Olsen, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2022). Effects of instagram sports posts on the athletic motivation of female elite athletes: Do they inspire or backfire? Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102080.


*Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Vandello, J. A., Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., Olech, M., Besta, T., Bender, M., Hoorens, V., Becker, M., Timur Sevincer, A., Best, D. L., Safdar, S., Włodarczyk, A., Zawisza, M., Żadkowska, M., Abuhamdeh, S., Badu Agyemang, C., Akbaş, G., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., ... Martiny, S. E. … Žukauskienė, R. (2021). Psychometric Properties and Correlates of Precarious Manhood Beliefs in 62 Nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 52(3), 231–258.
Debus, M. E., Unger, D., & Probst, T. M. (2021). Dirty work on the COVID-19 frontlines: Exacerbating the situation of marginalized groups in marginalized professions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14(1–2), 144–148.
*Dorrough, A. R., Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Glöckner, A., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). Does she compensate the victim while he punishes the perpetrator? No gender differences in anonymous economic games across 11 nations. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34(2), 261–274.
Fasbender, U., Gerpott, F. H., & Unger, D. (2021). Give and take? Knowledge exchange between older and younger employees as a function of generativity and development striving. Journal of Knowledge Management, 25(10), 2420–2443.
Hopstock, L. A., Deraas, T. S., Henriksen, A., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Grimsgaard, S. (2021). Changes in adiposity, physical activity, cardiometabolic risk factors, diet, physical capacity and well-being in inactive women and men aged 57-74 years with obesity and cardiovascular risk – A 6-month complex lifestyle intervention with 6-month follow-up. PLOS ONE, 16(8), e0256631.
Kornblum, A., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2021). How romantic relationships affect individual career goal attainment: A transactive goal dynamics perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 125, 103523.
*Kvalø, M., Olsen, M., Thorsteinsen, K., Olsson, M. I. T., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). Does the Stereotypicality of Mothers’ Occupation Influence Children’s Communal Occupational Aspirations and Communal Orientation? Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 730859.
Langseth-Eide, B., & Vittersø, J. (2021a). Here, there, and everywhere: Applying vignettes to investigate appraisals of job demands. Sustainability, 13(21), 11662.
Langseth-Eide, B., & Vittersø, J. (2021b). Ticket to ride: A longitudinal journey to health and work-attendance in the JD-R model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), 4327.
Martiny, S. E., Götz, T., & Keller, M. (2021a). Emotionsregulation im Kontext von Stereotype Threat: Die Reduzierung der Effekte negativer Stereotype bei ethnischen Minderheiten. In T. Ringeisen, P. Genkova, & F. T. L. Leong (Eds.), Handbuch Stress und Kultur (pp. 445–466). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Martiny, S. E., & Renger, D. (2021). Konsequenzen sozioökonomischer Ungleichheit für Individuum und Gesellschaft: Zur Rolle von sozialer Anerkennung und ihrer Verinnerlichung. In P. Genkova (Ed.), Handbuch Globale Kompetenz (pp. 1–15). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Bieleke, M., Doerflinger, J., Stephensen, M. B., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2021). Deliberation decreases the likelihood of expressing dominant responses. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28(1), 139–157.
*Olsson, M. I. T., Froehlich, L., Dorrough, A. R., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). The hers and his of prosociality across 10 countries. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(4), 1330–1349.
Parks‐Stamm, E. J., Henson, E. N., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). Girls’ perceptions of their mothers at work and home: Warm does not mean weak. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 39(3), 341–346.
Rahn, G., Martiny, S. E., & Nikitin, J. (2021). Feeling out of place: Internalized age stereotypes are associated with older employees’ sense of belonging and social motivation. Work, Aging and Retirement, 7(1), 61–77.
Stephensen, M. B., & Martiny-Huenger, T. (2021). Liking and perceived safety across judgments of distinct instances of a category of activity. Journal of Risk Research, 24(11), 1482–1498.
Thorsteinsen, K., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Olsen, M., Kvalø, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). The impact of COVID-19-induced changes at schools on elementary students’ school engagement. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 687611.
Valved, T., Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., Besta, T., & Martiny, S. E. (2021). Gender belief systems through the lens of culture—Differences in precarious manhood beliefs and reactions to masculinity threat in Poland and Norway. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 22(2), 265–276.
Vittersø, J. (2021). A passion for happiness: Ruut Veenhoven, eudaimonia and the good life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), The Pope of Happiness (Vol. 82, pp. 261–275). Springer International Publishing.


*Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., & Deaux, K. (2020). A longitudinal investigation of the ethnic and national identities of children with migration background in Germany. Social Psychology, 51(2), 91–105.
*Froehlich, L., Olsson, M. I. T., Dorrough, A. R., & Martiny, S. E. (2020). Gender at work across nations: Men and women working in male‐dominated and female‐dominated occupations are differentially associated with agency and communion. Journal of Social Issues, 76(3), 484–511.
*Kosakowska‐Berezecka, N., Besta, T., Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Vandello, J. A., Best, D. L., Wlodarczyk, A., Safdar, S., Zawisza, M., Żadkowska, M., Sobiecki, J., Agyemang, C. B., Akbaş, G., Ammirati, S., Anderson, J., Anjum, G., Aruta, J. J. B. R., Ashraf, M., Bakaitytė, A., … Martiny, S. E. ... Žukauskienė, R. (2020). Country‐level and individual‐level predictors of men’s support for gender equality in 42 countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(6), 1276–1291.
Leibowitz, K., & Vittersø, J. (2020). Winter is coming: Wintertime mindset and wellbeing in Norway. International Journal of Wellbeing, 10(4), 35–54.
Martiny, S. E., & Froehlich, L. (2020). Ein theoretischer und empirischer Überblick über die Entwicklung von Stereotypen und ihre Konsequenzen im Schulkontext. In S. Glock & H. Kleen (Eds.), Stereotype in der Schule (pp. 1–32). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.
Martiny, S. E., Froehlich, L., Soltanpanah, J., & Haugen, M. S. (2020). Young immigrants in Norway: The role of national and ethnic identity in immigrants’ integration. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 61(2), 312–324.
Oishi, S., Choi, H., Koo, M., Galinha, I., Ishii, K., Komiya, A., Luhmann, M., Scollon, C., Shin, J., Lee, H., Suh, E. M., Vittersø, J., Heintzelman, S. J., Kushlev, K., Westgate, E. C., Buttrick, N., Tucker, J., Ebersole, C. R., Axt, J., … Besser, L. L. (2020). Happiness, meaning, and psychological richness. Affective Science, 1(2), 107–115.
Robertsen, Ø., Hegseth, M. N., Føreland, S., Siebler, F., Eisemann, M., & Vangberg, H. C. B. (2020). The effect of a knowledge-based intervention on the use of respirators in the Norwegian smelter industry. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 270.
Thorsteinsen, K., & Vittersø, J. (2020). Now you see it, now you don’t: Solid and subtle differences between Hedonic and Eudaimonic Wellbeing. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 15(4), 519–530.


Debus, M. E., Unger, D., & König, C. J. (2019). Job insecurity and performance over time: The critical role of job insecurity duration. Career Development International, 25(3), 325–336.
Dyrdal, G. M., Røysamb, E., Nes, R. B., & Vittersø, J. (2019). When life happens: Investigating short and long-term effects of life stressors on life satisfaction in a large sample of Norwegian mothers. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(6), 1689–1715.
Hetland, A., Kjelstrup, E., Mittner, M., & Vittersø, J. (2019). The thrill of speedy descents: A pilot study on differences in facially expressed online emotions and retrospective measures of emotions during a downhill mountain-bike descent. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 566.
Martiny, S. E., & Nikitin, J. (2019). Social identity threat in interpersonal relationships: Activating negative stereotypes decreases social approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25(1), 117–128.
Reedtz, C., Klest, S. K., Aalo, N. M., Rasmussen, I. D., & Vitterso, J. (2019). Results from an RCT on brief parent training: Long term effects on parental quality of life. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 260.
Robstad, N., Westergren, T., Siebler, F., Söderhamn, U., & Fegran, L. (2019). Intensive care nurses’ implicit and explicit attitudes and their behavioural intentions towards obese intensive care patients. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(12), 3631–3642.
Schmitt, A., & Unger, D. (2019). Lifespan perspectives on occupational health. In Work Across the Lifespan (pp. 369–393). Elsevier.


Hetland, A., Vittersø, J., Oscar Bø Wie, S., Kjelstrup, E., Mittner, M., & Dahl, T. I. (2018). Skiing and thinking about it: Moment-to-moment and retrospective analysis of emotions in an extreme sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 971.
Kornblum, A., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2018). When do employees cross boundaries? Individual and contextual determinants of career mobility. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(5), 657–668.
Martiny, S. E., & Froehlich, L. (2018). Integration durch Bildung? Eine sozialpsychologische Analyse vorhandener Hindernisse für jugendliche Geflüchtete und Jugendliche mit Migrationshintergrund im deutschen Bildungssystem. In A. Rohmann & S. Stürmer (Eds.), Beiträge zur angewandten Psychologie: Die Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland – Sozialpsychologische Perspektiven (pp. 107–126). Peter Lang.
Olsson, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2018). Does exposure to counterstereotypical role models influence girls’ and women’s gender stereotypes and career choices? A review of social psychological research. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2264.
Robertsen, Ø., Siebler, F., Eisemann, M., Hegseth, M. N., Føreland, S., & Vangberg, H.-C. B. (2018). Predictors of respiratory protective equipment use in the Norwegian smelter industry: The role of the theory of planned behavior, safety climate, and work experience in understanding protective behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1366.
Robstad, N., Siebler, F., Söderhamn, U., Westergren, T., & Fegran, L. (2018). Design and psychometric testing of instruments to measure qualified intensive care nurses’ attitudes toward obese intensive care patients. Research in Nursing & Health, 41(6), 525–534.
Smith, D. M., & Martiny, S. E. (2018). Stereotype threat in sport: Recommendations for applied practice and research. The Sport Psychologist, 32(4), 311–320.
Soltanpanah, J., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Martiny, S. E., & Rudmin, F. W. (2018). A cross-cultural examination of the relationship between egalitarian gender role attitudes and life satisfaction. Sex Roles, 79(1–2), 50–58.
Thorsteinsen, K., & Vittersø, J. (2018). Striving for wellbeing: The different roles of hedonia and eudaimonia in goal pursuit and goal achievement. International Journal of Wellbeing, 8(2), 89–109.
Vitterso, J. (2018). Do it! Activity theories and the good life. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being. DEF Publishers.


Bruckmüller, S., Reese, G., & Martiny, S. E. (2017). Is higher inequality less legitimate? Depends on How You Frame it! British Journal of Social Psychology, 56(4), 766–781.
Debus, M. E., & Unger, D. (2017). The interactive effects of dual‐earner couples’ job insecurity: Linking conservation of resources theory with crossover research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90(2), 225–247.
Doerflinger, J. T., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2017). Planning to deliberate thoroughly: If-then planned deliberation increases the adjustment of decisions to newly available information. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 1–12.
Løvoll, H. S., Røysamb, E., & Vittersø, J. (2017). Experiences matter: Positive emotions facilitate intrinsic motivation. Cogent Psychology, 4(1), 1340083.
Martiny, S. E., Froehlich, L., Deaux, K., & Mok, S. Y. (2017). Defining ethnic, national, and dual identities: Structure, antecedents, and consequences of multiple social identities of Turkish‐origin high school students in Germany. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27(5), 400–410.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Bieleke, M., Oettingen, G., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2017). From thought to automatic action: Strategic and incidental action control by if-then planning. In R. Deutsch, B. Gawronski & W. Hofmann (Eds.), Reflective and impulsive determinants of behavior. New York: Psychology Press.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Martiny, S. E., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Pfeiffer, E., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2017). From conscious thought to automatic action: A simulation account of action planning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(10), 1513–1525.
Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Deaux, K., & Froehlich, L. (2017). The interaction of vertical collectivism and stereotype activation on the performance of Turkish-origin high school students. Learning and Individual Differences, 56, 76–84.
Schall, M., Goetz, T., Martiny, S. E., & Hall, N. C. (2017). It ain’t over ‘til it’s over: The effect of task completion on the savoring of success. Motivation and Emotion, 41(1), 38–50.
Schuster, C., & Martiny, S. E. (2017). Not Feeling Good in STEM: Effects of Stereotype Activation and Anticipated Affect on Women’s Career Aspirations. Sex Roles, 76(1–2), 40–55.
Straume, L. V., & Vittersø, J. (2017). Fully Functioning Person. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1–4). Springer International Publishing.
Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Kuonath, A. (2017). Love won’t tear us apart but work might: How job stressors relate to constructive and destructive reactions to one’s romantic partner’s negative behavior. International Journal of Stress Management, 24(Suppl 1), 74–97.
Vittersø, J., Prebensen, N. K., Hetland, A., & Dahl, T. (2017). The Emotional Traveler: Happiness and Engagement as Predictors of Behavioral Intentions Among Tourists in Northern Norway. In J. S. Chen (Ed.), Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Vol. 13, pp. 3–16). Emerald Publishing Limited.
Vittersø, J., & Straume, L. V. (2017). Personal Growth. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1–6). Springer International Publishing.


Corver, S. C., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2016). Predicting Air Traffic Controller Workload: Trajectory Uncertainty as the Moderator of the Indirect Effect of Traffic Density on Controller Workload Through Traffic Conflict. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 58(4), 560–573.
Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., Deaux, K., Goetz, T., & Mok, S. Y. (2016). Being smart or getting smarter: Implicit theory of intelligence moderates stereotype threat and stereotype lift effects. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55(3), 564–587.
Froehlich, L., Martiny, S. E., Deaux, K., & Mok, S. Y. (2016). “It’s Their Responsibility, Not Ours”: Stereotypes About Competence and Causal Attributions for Immigrants’ Academic Underperformance. Social Psychology, 47(2), 74–86.
Hetland, A., Vittersø, J., Fagermo, K., Øvervoll, M., & Dahl, T. I. (2016). Visual excitement: Analyzing the effects of three Norwegian tourism films on emotions and behavioral intentions. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 16(4), 528–547.
Løvoll, H. S., Vittersø, J., & Wold, B. (2016). Experiencing the outdoors: Peak episodes are interesting but the memories are pleasant. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 16(3), 269–284.
Martiny, S. E., & Rubin, M. (2016). Towards a Clearer Understanding of Social Identity Theory’s Self-Esteem Hypothesis. In S. McKeown, R. Haji, & N. Ferguson (Eds.), Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory (pp. 19–32). Springer International Publishing.
Moen, F., Firing, K., & Vitterso, J. (2016). No pain no gain: Feelings and performance in sport. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 5(3), 1–7.
Mok, S. Y., Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Keller, M. M., & Froehlich, L. (2016). The Relationship between Ethnic Classroom Composition and Turkish-Origin and German Students’ Reading Performance and Sense of Belonging. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.
Schall, M., Martiny, S. E., Goetz, T., & Hall, N. C. (2016). Smiling on the Inside: The Social Benefits of Suppressing Positive Emotions in Outperformance Situations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(5), 559–571.
Sonnentag, S., Unger, D., & Rothe, E. (2016). Recovery and the work-family interface. In T. D. Allen & L. T. Eby (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family (pp. 95–108). Oxford University Press.
Tschopp, C., Unger, D., & Grote, G. (2016). Are support and social comparison compatible? Individual differences in the multiplexity of career‐related social networks. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(1), 7–18.
Vittersø, J. (Ed.). (2016a). Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being. Springer International Publishing.
Vittersø, J. (2016b). The benefits of daydreaming. In L. Bormans (Ed.), The World Book on Hope (pp. 187–190). Lannoo Publishers.
Vittersø, J. (2016c). The feeling of excellent functioning: Hedonic and eudaimonic emotions. In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being (pp. 253–276). Springer International Publishing.
Vittersø, J. (2016d). The most important idea in the world. An introduction. In J. Vittersø (Ed.), Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being (pp. 1–26). Springer International Publishing.


Henker, N., Sonnentag, S., & Unger, D. (2015). Transformational Leadership and Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Promotion Focus and Creative Process Engagement. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30(2), 235–247.
Martinussen, L. M., Sømhovd, M. J., Møller, M., & Siebler, F. (2015). A Go/No-go approach to uncovering implicit attitudes towards safe and risky driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 30, 74–83.
Martiny, S. E., Gleibs, I. H., Parks-Stamm, E. J., Martiny-Huenger, T., Froehlich, L., Harter, A.-L., & Roth, J. (2015). Dealing With Negative Stereotypes in Sports: The Role of Cognitive Anxiety When Multiple Identities Are Activated in Sensorimotor Tasks. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(4), 379–392.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Martiny, S. E., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2015). Action control by if-then planning: Explicating the mechanisms of strategic automaticity in regard to objective and subjective agency. In B. Eitam & P. Haggard (Eds.), Human agency: Functions and mechanisms (pp. 63–94). Oxford University Press.
Miralles, C., Navarro, J., & Unger, D. (2015). Daily work events and state work engagement: The mediating role of affect / Eventos diarios y work engagement : el rol mediador del afecto. Revista de Psicología Social, 30(2), 264–294.
Moen, F., & Vittersø, J. (2015). Emotions in sport: Contributions from hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Athletic Insight, 7, 239–254.
Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Unger, D. (2015). The crossover of self-esteem: A longitudinal perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(2), 197–210.
Schall, M., Goetz, T., Martiny, S. E., & Maymon, R. (2015). Responses to Success: Seeking Pleasant Experiences before a Task Is Complete? PLOS ONE, 10(8), e0135952.
Schuster, C., Martiny, S. E., & Schmader, T. (2015). Distracted by the Unthought – Suppression and Reappraisal of Mind Wandering under Stereotype Threat. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0122207.
Straume, L. V., & Vittersø, J. (2015). Well-Being at Work: Some Differences Between Life Satisfaction and Personal Growth as Predictors of Subjective Health and Sick-Leave. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(1), 149–168.
Unger, D., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Kuonath, A. (2015). The longer your work hours, the worse your relationship? The role of selective optimization with compensation in the associations of working time with relationship satisfaction and self-disclosure in dual-career couples. Human Relations, 68(12), 1889–1912.


Andersen, O., Kaltenborn, B. P., Vittersø, J., & Willebrand, T. (2014). Preferred harvest principles and ‐ regulations amongst willow ptarmigan hunters in Norway. Wildlife Biology, 20(5), 285–290.
Bujacz, A., Vittersø, J., Huta, V., & Kaczmarek, L. D. (2014). Measuring hedonia and eudaimonia as motives for activities: Cross-national investigation through traditional and Bayesian structural equation modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.
Gollwitzer, P. M., Martiny-Huenger, T., & Oettingen, G. (2014). Affective Consequences of Intentional Action Control. In Advances in Motivation Science (Vol. 1, pp. 49–83). Elsevier.
Holte, A., Barry, Bekkhus, M., & Vittersø, J. (2014). The psychology of child well-being. In A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones, & J. E. Korbin (Eds.), Handbook of Child Well-Being. Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective (pp. 555–631). Springer.
Løvoll, H. S., & Vittersø, J. (2014). Can Balance be Boring? A Critique of the “Challenges Should Match Skills” Hypotheses in Flow Theory. Social Indicators Research, 115(1), 117–136.
Martiny, S. E., & Kessler, T. (2014). Managing one’s social identity: Successful and unsuccessful identity management. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 748–757.
Martiny, S. E., Mok, S. Y., Deaux, K., & Froehlich, L. (2014). Effects of activating negative stereotypes about Turkish-origin students on performance and identity management in German high Schools. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 27, 205–225.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Oettingen, G. (2014a). Distractor devaluation in a flanker task: Object-specific effects without distractor recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(2), 613–625.
Martiny-Huenger, T., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Oettingen, G. (2014b). Selective Attention to In- and Out-Group Members Systematically Influences Intergroup Bias. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(8), 936–943.
Røysamb, E., Nes, R. B., & Vittersø, J. (2014). Well-Being: Heritable and changeable. In K. M. Sheldon & R. Lucas (Eds.), Stability of Happiness: Theories and evidence on whether happiness can change (pp. 9–36). Academic Press.
Røysamb, E., Vittersø, J., & Tambs, K. (2014). The Relationship Satisfaction scale – Psychometric properties. Norsk Epidemiologi, 24, 187–194.
Siebler, F. (2014). Prejudice. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (pp. 5034–5036). Springer Netherlands.
Thorsteinsen, K., Vittersø, J., & Svendsen, G. B. (2014). Increasing Physical Activity Efficiently: An Experimental Pilot Study of a Website and Mobile Phone Intervention. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2014, 1–9.
Unger, D., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., & Neff, A. (2014). A question of time: Daily time allocation between work and private life. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 87(1), 158–176.
Vittersø, J. (2014a). Personal growth (A. C. Michalos, Ed.). Springer Netherlands.
Vittersø, J. (2014b). Positive affect (A. C. Michalos, Ed.). Springer Netherlands.


Dahl, T. I., Entner, P. S., Johansen, A.-M. H., & Vittersø, J. (2013). Is Our Fascination With Museum Displays More About What We Think or How We Feel? Visitor Studies, 16(2), 160–180.
Neff, A., Niessen, C., Sonnentag, S., & Unger, D. (2013). Expanding crossover research: The crossover of job-related self-efficacy within couples. Human Relations, 66(6), 803–827.
Prebensen, N. K., Vittersø, J., & Dahl, T. I. (2013). VALUE CO-CREATION SIGNIFICANCE OF TOURIST RESOURCES. Annals of Tourism Research, 42, 240–261.
Sonnentag, S., Unger, D., & Nägel, I. J. (2013). Workplace conflict and employee well‐being: The moderating role of detachment from work during off‐job time. International Journal of Conflict Management, 24(2), 166–183.
Vittersø, J. (2013a). Feelings, meanings, and optimal functioning: Some distinctions between hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. In A. S. Waterman (Ed.), The best within us: Positive psychology perspectives on eudaimonia. (pp. 39–55). American Psychological Association.
Vittersø, J. (2013b). Functional Well-being: Happiness as Feelings, Evaluations, and Functioning. Oxford University Press.
Vittersø, J. (2013c). Introduction to psychological approaches to happiness. In S. David, I. Boniwell, & A. C. Ayers (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 11–16). Oxford University Press.
Vittersø, J. (2013d). Introduction to psychological definitions of happiness. In S. David, I. Boniwell, & A. C. Ayers (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Happiness (pp. 155–160). Oxford University Press.
Vittersø, J., & Dahl, T. I. (2013). What’s in a face? Perhaps some elements of both eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(4), 337–345.


Achtziger, A., Martiny, S. E., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Oettingen, G. (2012). Meta-cognitive processes in the self-regulation of goal pursuit. In P. Briñol & K. G. DeMarree (Eds.), Social Meta-Cognition. Frontiers of Social Psychology Series. Psychology Press.
Götz, T., Keller, M., & Martiny, S. E. (2012). Emotionales Erleben in den MINT-Fächern: Ursachen, Geschlechterunterschiede und Interventionsmöglichkeiten. In H. Stöger, A. Ziegler, & M. Heilemann (Eds.), Mädchen und Frauen in MINT: Bedingungen von Geschlechtsunterschieden und Interventionsmöglichkeiten. LIT.
Hetland, A., & Vittersø, J. (2012). The feelings of extreme risk: Exploring emotional quality and variability in skydiving and BASE jumping. Journal of Sport Behavior, 35(2), 154–180.
Kaltenborn, B. P., Andersen, O., Vittersø, J., & Bjerke, T. K. (2012). Attitudes of Norwegian ptarmigan hunters towards hunting goals and harvest regulations: The effects of environmental orientation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 21(13), 3369–3384.
Martiny, S. E., Kessler, T., & Vignoles, V. L. (2012). Shall I leave or shall we fight? Effects of threatened group-based self-esteem on identity management strategies. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15(1), 39–55.
Martiny, S. E., Roth, J., Jelenec, P., Steffens, M. C., & Croizet, J.-C. (2012). When a new group identity does harm on the spot: Stereotype threat in newly created groups: Stereotype threat in newly created groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(1), 65–71.
Neff, A., Sonnentag, S., Niessen, C., & Unger, D. (2012). What’s mine is yours: The crossover of day-specific self-esteem. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81(3), 385–394.
Sirlopú, D., González, R., Bohner, G., Siebler, F., Millar, A., Ordóñez, G., Torres, D., & De Tezanos-Pinto, P. (2012). Actitudes implícitas y explícitas hacia personas con síndrome de Down: Un estudio en colegios con y sin programas de integración de Chile. Revista de Psicología Social, 27(2), 199–210.
Straume, L. V., & Vittersø, J. (2012). Happiness, inspiration and the fully functioning person: Separating hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in the workplace. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(5), 387–398.

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