Moeller, J. (2014). Passion as concept of the psychology of motivation. Conceptualization, assessment, inter-individual variability and long-term stability. Dissertation published online LINK to pdf

Articles published in peer-reviewed journals

Moeller, J., Ivcevic, Z., & White, A., & Brackett, M. A. (accepted). Mixed emotions: Network analyses of intra-individual co-occurrences within and across situations. Manuscript accepted for publication. LINK to preprint

Moeller, J., Ivcevic, Z., White, A. E., Menges, J. I., & Brackett, M. A. (in press). Highly engaged but burned-out: Intra-individual profiles in the US workforce. Career Development International.

White, A., Ivcevic, Z., Moeller, J., & Brackett, M. A. (accepted). Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Labels Used by U.S. High School Students: A Co-occurrence Network Analysis. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

White, A., Ivcevic, Z., Moeller, J., Brackett, M. A., & Stern, R. (accepted). LGBTQ adolescents’ positive and negative experiences in high school. Sex Roles.

Ketonen, E., Dietrich, J., Moeller, J., Salmela-Aro, K., & Lonka, K. (2018). The role of daily autonomous and controlled educational goals in students’ academic emotion states: An experience sampling method approach. Learning and Instruction, 53, 10-20. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2017.07.003. LINK to pdf.

Moeller, J., Dietrich, J., Eccles, J. S., & Schneider, B. (2017). On the variability and long-term stability of passion: A longitudinal Experience Sampling Approach. Journal for Research on Adolescence, 27(2), 344–361. doi: 10.1111/jora.12297 LINK to the abstract and publisher

Dietrich, J., Viljaranta, J., Moeller, J., & Kracke, B. (2017). Situational expectancies and task values: Associations with students’ effort, Learning and Instruction, 47, 53–64. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.009 LINK to the pdf

Salmela-Aro, K., Moeller, J., Schneider, B.; Spicer, J., & Lavonen, J. (2016). Integrating the light and dark sides of student engagement with person-oriented and situation-specific approaches. Learning and Instruction, 43, 61–70. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.01.001 LINK to pdf (pre-print)

Schneider, B., Krajcik, J., Lavonen, J., Salmela-Aro, J., Broda, M., Spicer, J., Bruner, J., Moeller, J., Inkinen, J., Juuti, K. & Viljaranta, J. (2016). Investigating optimal learning moments in U.S. and Finnish science classes. Journal for Research in Science Teaching, 53(3), 400–421. doi: 10.1002/tea.21306 LINK to the abstract and publisher

Moeller, J. (2015). A word on standardization in longitudinal studies: don’t. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1389). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01389 (open access) LINK to the pdf

Moeller, J., Salmela-Aro, K., Lavonen, J., Schneider, B. (2015). Does anxiety in math and science classrooms impair math and science motivation? Gender differences beyond the mean level. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology, 7(2). (open access). LINK to the pdf

Moeller, J., Keiner, M., & Grassinger, R. (2015). Two sides of the same coin: Do the dual ‘types’ of passion describe distinct subgroups of individuals? Journal for Person-Oriented Research. (open access) LINK to the pdf

Upcoming Articles under review

Dietrich, J., Moeller, J., Guo, J., Viljaranta, J., & Kracke, B. (under review). In-the-Moment Profiles of Expectancies, Task Values, and Costs. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Book Chapters

Moeller, J., Spicer, J., Salmela-Aro, K., & Schneider, B. (2017). Advances in the research on situation-specific and contextual aspects of student engagement. In: I. Schoon & R. K. Silbereisen (Eds.). Pathways to Adulthood. Educational opportunities, motivation and attainment in times of social change (pp.119-136). London: UCL IOE Press. Link to the pre-print.

Moeller, J., Eccles, J.S., Salmela-Aro, K., Dietrich, J., Schneider, B., Grassinger, R. (2015). Passion and Motivation. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 17. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 570–576. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.26101-1 LINK to sciencedirect

Moeller, J. (2014). The contribution of Passion and Commitment to the Explanation of Motivation and Persistence in Deliberate Practice: Reviewing Theoretical Conceptualization and Empirical Evidence. In: Wolfensberger, M. V. C., Prayer, L., & Volker, J. J. M. (Eds.). Pursuit of Excellence in a Networked Society – Theoretical and Practical Approaches (pp. 57-66). Münster: Waxmann. LINK to amazon book view

Drayer, L., Wolfensberger, M., & Moeller, J. (2014). Evoking excellence with special undergraduate programs: A German – Dutch comparison. In: Wolfensberger, M. V. C., Drayer, L., & Volker, J. J. M. (Eds.). Pursuit of Excellence in a Networked Society – Theoretical and Practical Approaches (pp. 225-332). Münster: Waxmann.

Selected Conference Presentations

Obschonka, M. & Moeller, J. (2017). Entrepreneurial passion and personality.  Academy of Management Proceedings (Meeting Abstract Supplement), 12153. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.12153

Moeller, J., Grassinger, R., Ivcevic, Z, & Grohman, M. (2016). Presentation1: Measuring facets of passion: The commitment and passion model. In J. Moeller (Chair), Passion as a psychological construct: Roots and Recent Innovations. Symposium conducted at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM), Chicago, Illinois, US. LINK to PDF

Media impact

Several print media, blogs, and TV channels reported about our recent research on situational variability of task values and competence beliefs in learning situations, that our team (Dr. Julia Dietrich, Professor Bärbel Kracke und Professor Jaana Viljaranta) has published, see e.g.,

As a postdoc at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, I was part of a team studying emotions of U.S. high school students and employees. Our “Emotion Revolution” project for high schools was featured in several newspaper articles and blogs.

Psychology Today is featuring my blog on passion and motivation.

My research about passion was also mentioned in an article in the journal “Psychologie Heute”:

The Blog On Learning and Development (BOLD) by the Jacobs Foundation has invited me to write about mixed feelings about school.

Updates about my research activities are given on my own blog: