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 contribution

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

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalD1 Article in professional journal

  3. Accepted/In press

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

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

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Fourth World Conference of Positive Psychology

    Martela, F. (Speaker: Presenter)
    25 Jun 201528 Jun 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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Education

Fil. toht., filosofia (humanistinen ala)

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