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. Accepted/In press

    Moral philosophers as ethical engineers – The limits of moral philosophy and a pragmatist alternative

    Martela, F. 2017 In : Metaphilosophy.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Prosocial behavior increases well-being and vitality even without contact with the beneficiary: Causal and behavioral evidence

    Martela, F. & Ryan, R. M. Jun 2016 In : Motivation and Emotion. 40, 3, p. 351-357 7 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Kohti inhimillisempää yrityselämää

    Paakkanen, M. A., Martela, F. & Pessi, A. B. Feb 2016 Talous ja moraali. Kivistö, S., Pihlström, S. & Tolonen, M. (eds.). Gaudeamus

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

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Latest activities

  1. Society for Personality and Social Psychology 17th Annual Meeting

    Martela, F. (Attendee)
    28 Jan 201630 Jan 2016

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

  2. The 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory - The Science and Practice of Self-Determination: Optimizing Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability

    Martela, F. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Jun 20165 Jun 2016

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

  3. Society for Personality and Social Psychology 16th Annual Meeting

    Martela, F. (Speaker: Presenter)
    25 Feb 2015

    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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