Frank Martela

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Description of research and teaching

Frank Martela received his Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy and Organizational Research from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Aalto University, Finland in 2012. His dissertation focused on caring and compassion between employees and clients in a nursing home. After that he spent the year 2013 in Human Motivation Research Group of University of Rochester, looking at what makes human beings intrinsically motivated to help other people. Currently, he works as a post-doctoral researcher in University of Helsinki. He operates both within social psychology and organizational research and his research interests include intrinsic motivation, altruism, compassion, meaning in life, and pragmatic philosophy of science.

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Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Meaningfulness as Satisfaction of Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, and Beneficence: Comparing the Four Satisfactions and Positive Affect as Predictors of Meaning in Life

    Martela, F., Ryan, R. M. & Steger, M. F., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Happiness Studies. 19, 5, p. 1261-1282 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Significant Work Is About Self-Realization and Broader Purpose: Defining the Key Dimensions of Meaningful Work

    Martela, F. & Pessi, A. B., 26 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 15 p., 363

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Meaningfulness as contribution

    Martela, F., Jun 2017, In : Southern Journal of Philosophy. 55, 2, p. 232-256 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. IPPA2017, World Congress on Positive Psychology

    Martela, F. (Speaker: Presenter)
    13 Jul 201716 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. CoPassion: The Revolutionary Power of Compassion (CoPassion)

    Pessi, A., Martela, F., Spännäri, J., Grönlund, H., Hakanen, J., Juntunen, E., Uusitalo-Malmivaara, L., Vuorinen, K., Paakkanen, M. & Seppänen, A. M.

    Filosofian akatemia Oy, Conbalance Oy, Suomen kansallisgalleria (ent. Valtion taidemuseo), MTV Oy, Devoi Oy, Espoon kaupunki, LähiTapiola Keskinäinen vakuutusyhtiö, Abbedissa Network Oy, Onesto Services Oy, Human Advice Oy, Tekes

    01/01/201530/06/2017

    Project: Research project

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