Mona Moisala is defending her doctoral dissertation in medicine on “Brain activations related to attention and working memory and their association with technology-mediated activities”. Time and place: 31.3.2017, 12pm, Siltavuorenpenger 1A (Psychologicum), lecture room A132, University of Helsinki. In her research Moisala found, for instance, that media and technology multitasking was related to poorer scores […]

A new study by Lechner, Pavlova, Sortheix, Silbereisen and Salmela-Aro was just accepted for publication in the journal Applied Developmental Science:   ABSTRACT We investigated whether the link between family-of-origin socioeconomic status (SES) and civic engagement in young adulthood is mediated by youth’s work values, i.e., the desired characteristics of their current or future jobs. We used data from […]

A new paper by Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro and colleagues has just been published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development:   ABSTRACT The aim of this longitudinal study among 9223 students from grade 7 and grade 9 (age 13–14 and 15–16) was to assess whether immigrant status and gender are associated with the level and […]

Katja Upadyaya’s and Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro’s new study “Developmental Dynamics between Young Adults’ Life Satisfaction and Engagement with Studies and Work” has just been published in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS).   ABSTRACT The present five-wave longitudinal study investigated the cross-lagged associations between young adults’ life satisfaction and study/work engagement over the transition from […]

Taking the leap across the rationale gap: The role of emotions in making the transition to more sustainable materials. The objective of the Finland’s national bio-economy-strategy is to facilitate economic growth and create new jobs in bio-economy based businesses.  The transition towards more sustainable future in bio-economy, is not only about technological innovations and bio-based […]

Dear colleagues,   Professor Christopher Niemiec from the University of Rochester will be visiting us in November and giving a workshop on self-determination theory in education on Tuesday 8.11. at 9-12 (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, Minervatori rooms K222.1 & K222.2). The title of the workshop is “Self-determination theory: An approach to enhancing students’ motivation and wellness”. […]

A new book chapter “Career Engagement and Life Satisfaction During Transition from School to Work in Times of Economic Downturn in Finland” by Katja Upadyaya and Katariina Salmela-Aro is coming out soon in Petersen & Motti (eds). Positive Youth Development during economic crisis.