Frank Martela


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.

Further information on the affiliationPost-doctoral researcher

Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Meaningfulness as contribution

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Miten puhua hyvinvoinnista?

    Martela, M. J. S. & Tirkkonen, S. K. Jun 2017 In : Niin & näin : filosofinen aikakauslehti.. 24 , 2/2017, p. 54-57 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Moral Philosophers as Ethical Engineers: Limits of Moral Philosophy and a Pragmatist Alternative

    Martela, F. Jan 2017 In : Metaphilosophy. 48, 1-2, p. 58-78 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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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


    Project: Research project

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