Kennon Sheldon
Kennon Sheldon
Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri
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Pursuing happiness: The architecture of sustainable change
S Lyubomirsky, KM Sheldon, D Schkade
Review of general psychology 9 (2), 111-131, 2005
Goal striving, need satisfaction, and longitudinal well-being: the self-concordance model.
KM Sheldon, AJ Elliot
Journal of personality and social psychology 76 (3), 482, 1999
Daily well-being: The role of autonomy, competence, and relatedness
HT Reis, KM Sheldon, SL Gable, J Roscoe, RM Ryan
Relationships, Well-Being and Behaviour, 317-349, 2018
Why positive psychology is necessary.
KM Sheldon, L King
American psychologist 56 (3), 216, 2001
What is satisfying about satisfying events? Testing 10 candidate psychological needs.
KM Sheldon, AJ Elliot, Y Kim, T Kasser
Journal of personality and social psychology 80 (2), 325, 2001
Motivating learning, performance, and persistence: the synergistic effects of intrinsic goal contents and autonomy-supportive contexts.
M Vansteenkiste, J Simons, W Lens, KM Sheldon, EL Deci
Journal of personality and social psychology 87 (2), 246, 2004
Coherence and congruence: Two aspects of personality integration.
KM Sheldon, T Kasser
Journal of personality and social psychology 68 (3), 531, 1995
What makes for a good day? Competence and autonomy in the day and in the person
KM Sheldon, R Ryan, HT Reis
Personality and social psychology bulletin 22 (12), 1270-1279, 1996
Pursuing personal goals: Skills enable progress, but not all progress is beneficial
KM Sheldon, T Kasser
Personality and social psychology bulletin 24 (12), 1319-1331, 1998
Trait self and true self: Cross-role variation in the Big-Five personality traits and its relations with psychological authenticity and subjective well-being.
KM Sheldon, RM Ryan, LJ Rawsthorne, B Ilardi
Journal of personality and social psychology 73 (6), 1380, 1997
The independent effects of goal contents and motives on well-being: It’s both what you pursue and why you pursue it
KM Sheldon, RM Ryan, EL Deci, T Kasser
Personality and social psychology bulletin 30 (4), 475-486, 2004
How to increase and sustain positive emotion: The effects of expressing gratitude and visualizing best possible selves
KM Sheldon, S Lyubomirsky
The journal of positive psychology 1 (2), 73-82, 2006
Not all personal goals are personal: Comparing autonomous and controlled reasons for goals as predictors of effort and attainment
KM Sheldon, AJ Elliot
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 24 (5), 546-557, 1998
All goals are not created equal: An organismic perspective on the nature of goals and their regulation.
RM Ryan, KM Sheldon, T Kasser, EL Deci
Guilford Press, 1996
The structure of goal contents across 15 cultures.
FME Grouzet, T Kasser, A Ahuvia, JMF Dols, Y Kim, S Lau, RM Ryan, ...
Journal of personality and social psychology 89 (5), 800, 2005
Self-concordance, goal attainment, and the pursuit of happiness: Can there be an upward spiral?
KM Sheldon, L Houser-Marko
Journal of personality and social psychology 80 (1), 152, 2001
Avoidance achievement motivation: a personal goals analysis.
AJ Elliot, KM Sheldon
Journal of personality and social psychology 73 (1), 171, 1997
Becoming happier takes both a will and a proper way: an experimental longitudinal intervention to boost well-being.
S Lyubomirsky, R Dickerhoof, JK Boehm, KM Sheldon
Emotion 11 (2), 391, 2011
Basic psychological need satisfaction, need frustration, and need strength across four cultures
B Chen, M Vansteenkiste, W Beyers, L Boone, EL Deci, ...
Motivation and Emotion 39 (2), 216-236, 2015
The American dream in Russia: Extrinsic aspirations and well-being in two cultures
RM Ryan, VI Chirkov, TD Little, KM Sheldon, E Timoshina, EL Deci
Personality and social psychology bulletin 25 (12), 1509-1524, 1999
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