KENNON SHELDON

Summary

Affiliation: University of Missouri
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Motivating behavioral persistence: the self-as-doer construct
    Linda Houser-Marko
    University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:1037-49. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding the negative effects of legal education on law students: a longitudinal test of self-determination theory
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:883-97. 2007
  3. doi request reprint A two-process view of Facebook use and relatedness need-satisfaction: disconnection drives use, and connection rewards it
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:766-75. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The challenge of staying happier: testing the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention model
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 38:670-80. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint It's not just the amount that counts: balanced need satisfaction also affects well-being
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:331-41. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Obligations, internalization, and excuse making: integrating the triangle model and self-determination theory
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Pers 75:359-81. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Manipulating autonomy, competence, and relatedness support in a game-learning context: new evidence that all three needs matter
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, 112 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Br J Soc Psychol 47:267-83. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Traits and trade-offs are insufficient for evolutionary personality psychology
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Psychological, Sciences, McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am Psychol 62:1073-4. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Goal striving within agentic and communal roles: separate but functionally similar pathways to enhanced well-being
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    J Pers 76:415-48. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Psychological needs as basic motives, not just experiential requirements
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers 77:1467-92. 2009

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Motivating behavioral persistence: the self-as-doer construct
    Linda Houser-Marko
    University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:1037-49. 2006
    ..Curious George) and wrote an essay applying the story's message to themselves (vs. others) showed the greatest persistence in physically demanding tasks. Implications for sustained motivation of all kinds are discussed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding the negative effects of legal education on law students: a longitudinal test of self-determination theory
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:883-97. 2007
    ..Implications for SDT and for legal education are discussed...
  3. doi request reprint A two-process view of Facebook use and relatedness need-satisfaction: disconnection drives use, and connection rewards it
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:766-75. 2011
    ..Implications for theories of psychological needs, behavioral motives, and adaptive coping are considered...
  4. doi request reprint The challenge of staying happier: testing the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention model
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 38:670-80. 2012
    ..Implications for the stability of well-being, the feasibility of "the pursuit of happiness," and the appeal of overconsumption are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint It's not just the amount that counts: balanced need satisfaction also affects well-being
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:331-41. 2006
    ..Moreover, results were obtained consistently across concurrent, prospective, daily diary, and observer-report study designs. Discussion focuses on the psychological meaning and functional implications of balanced need satisfaction...
  6. ncbi request reprint Obligations, internalization, and excuse making: integrating the triangle model and self-determination theory
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Pers 75:359-81. 2007
    ..Implications for the triangle model, as well as for theories of maturity and personality development, are considered...
  7. ncbi request reprint Manipulating autonomy, competence, and relatedness support in a game-learning context: new evidence that all three needs matter
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, 112 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Br J Soc Psychol 47:267-83. 2008
    ..These findings offer new support for key postulates of SDT, while integrating the correlational and experimental traditions in this area...
  8. ncbi request reprint Traits and trade-offs are insufficient for evolutionary personality psychology
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Psychological, Sciences, McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am Psychol 62:1073-4. 2007
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  9. doi request reprint Goal striving within agentic and communal roles: separate but functionally similar pathways to enhanced well-being
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    J Pers 76:415-48. 2008
    ..Implications for agency/communion theories, motivation theories, and theories of well-being are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Psychological needs as basic motives, not just experiential requirements
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers 77:1467-92. 2009
    ..However, a positive surfeit of felt-need satisfaction did not predict reduced desires for the corresponding needs. Implications for homeostatic, evolutionary, and humanistic perspectives upon basic psychological needs are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Extrinsic value orientation and affective forecasting: overestimating the rewards, underestimating the costs
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Psychological Sciences, McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri65211, USA
    J Pers 78:149-78. 2010
    ..It appears that some people overestimate the emotional benefits of achieving extrinsic goals, to their potential detriment...
  12. doi request reprint Life balance and well-being: testing a novel conceptual and measurement approach
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers 78:1093-134. 2010
    ..In all 4 studies, the balance effects on well-being were mediated by psychological need satisfaction associated with balance...
  13. doi request reprint Integrating behavioral-motive and experiential-requirement perspectives on psychological needs: a two process model
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Rev 118:552-69. 2011
    ..Implications for self-determination theory and motive disposition theory are considered...
  14. doi request reprint Wanting, having, and needing: integrating motive disposition theory and self-determination theory
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:1106-23. 2011
    ..Discussion focuses on a "sequential process" model of psychological needs that views needs as both motives that instigate and outcomes that reward behavior...
  15. ncbi request reprint Personal goals in social roles: divergences and convergences across roles and levels of analysis
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Pers 68:51-84. 2000
    ..This indicates that researchers do not necessarily lose information by aggregating, and affirms that goal-attainment is generally desirable...
  16. ncbi request reprint The benefits of a "sidelong" approach to self-esteem need satisfaction: comment on Crocker and Park (2004)
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
    Psychol Bull 130:421-4; discussion 430-4. 2004
    ..A "sidelong" approach to self-esteem need satisfaction is advocated in this commentary...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological need-satisfaction and subjective well-being within social groups
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Br J Soc Psychol 41:25-38. 2002
    ..Supplementary analyses showed that members of formal groups felt less personal autonomy, but more group distinctiveness, compared to informal group members...
  18. ncbi request reprint Why positive psychology is necessary
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Am Psychol 56:216-7. 2001
    ..Finally, a preview of the articles in the special section is given...
  19. ncbi request reprint What is satisfying about satisfying events? Testing 10 candidate psychological needs
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:325-39. 2001
    ..S. and South Korean samples and also within a final study that asked, "What's unsatisfying about unsatisfying events?" Implications for hierarchical theories of needs are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Self-concordance, goal attainment, and the pursuit of happiness: can there be an upward spiral?
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:152-65. 2001
    ..Study 2 replicated the basic model in a 2-week study of short-term goals set in the laboratory. Limits of the model and implications for the question of how (and whether) happiness may be increased are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Getting older, getting better? Personal strivings and psychological maturity across the life span
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Dev Psychol 37:491-501. 2001
    ..Thus, older individuals may indeed be more psychologically mature than younger people and may be happier as a result...
  22. ncbi request reprint In search of the organismic valuing process: the human tendency to move towards beneficial goal choices
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    J Pers 71:835-69. 2003
    ..We conclude that people may have a positive bias toward changing their minds in directions most likely to be SWB enhancing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Does legal education have undermining effects on law students? Evaluating changes in motivation, values, and well-being
    Kennon M Sheldon
    112 McAlester Hall, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Behav Sci Law 22:261-86. 2004
    ..In study 2, the basic effects were replicated for a different sample of first-year students at a different law school. Implications for legal education and the legal profession are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint The independent effects of goal contents and motives on well-being: it's both what you pursue and why you pursue it
    Kennon M Sheldon
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:475-86. 2004
    ..The pattern emerged in between-person and within-person studies of cross-sectional well-being and also emerged in a year-long study of prospective change in well-being. Implications for prescriptive theories of happiness are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Extrinsic value orientation and "the tragedy of the commons"
    K M Sheldon
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    J Pers 68:383-411. 2000
    ..Supplementary analyses indicate that extrinsic values are associated with acquisitiveness regarding resources, more so than apprehension regarding others' acquisitiveness...
  26. doi request reprint Motivation and diabetes self-management
    Cheryl Shigaki
    Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri, School of Health Professions One Hospital Drive, Columbia, USA
    Chronic Illn 6:202-14. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between autonomous motivation and diabetes self-care activities among individuals with diabetes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Illuminating the dark side of creative expression: assimilation needs and the consequences of creative action following mortality salience
    Jamie Arndt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1327-39. 2005
    ..Implications are briefly discussed...
  28. doi request reprint A versus F: the effects of implicit letter priming on cognitive performance
    Keith D Ciani
    Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
    Br J Educ Psychol 80:99-119. 2010
    ..The current research focused on the relationship between primed evaluative letters (A and F), explicit and implicit achievement motivation, and cognitive performance...
  29. doi request reprint Parental autonomy support and ethnic culture identification among second-generation immigrants
    Neetu S Abad
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:652-7. 2008
    ..Several explanations for the possibly greater significance of paternal versus maternal autonomy support in the context of immigrant families are considered...
  30. ncbi request reprint Personal goals and psychological growth: testing an intervention to enhance goal attainment and personality integration
    Kennon M Sheldon
    University of Missouri Columbia, USA
    J Pers 70:5-31. 2002
    ..Implications for theories of short-term growth and positive change are discussed, as is the unanswered question of how to help less-integrated persons grow...
  31. ncbi request reprint Motivating learning, performance, and persistence: the synergistic effects of intrinsic goal contents and autonomy-supportive contexts
    Maarten Vansteenkiste
    Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Pers Soc Psychol 87:246-60. 2004
    ..Effects were significantly mediated by autonomous motivation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Literal and symbolic immortality: the effect of evidence of literal immortality on self-esteem striving in response to mortality salience
    Mark Dechesne
    Department of Social Psychology, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:722-37. 2003
    ..The implications for the terror management analysis of self-esteem, the appeal of immortality beliefs, and the interplay between self-esteem striving and spiritual pursuits are discussed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Personality and the goal-striving process: the influence of achievement goal patterns, goal level, and mental focus on performance and enjoyment
    Felissa K Lee
    Department of Management, University of Missouri Columbia 65211, USA
    J Appl Psychol 88:256-65. 2003
    ..The results suggest that global personality traits can help researchers to understand and predict the motivational strategies that people use while working toward goals in achievement settings...
  34. ncbi request reprint There's nothing more practical than a good theory: integrating motivational interviewing and self-determination theory
    Maarten Vansteenkiste
    University of Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:63-82. 2006
    ..In short, the applied approach of MI and the theoretical approach of SDT might be fruitfully married, to the benefit of both...
  35. ncbi request reprint The structure of goal contents across 15 cultures
    Frederick M E Grouzet
    School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:800-16. 2005
    ..The relevance of these results for several theories of motivation and personality are discussed...

Research Grants4

  1. Self-concordant goals, self-regulation, and personality
    KENNON SHELDON; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In the process we hope to develop new understanding of personality differentiation and adult identity formation. ..