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Motivation and Emotion

Motivation and Emotion

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Richter

ISSN: 0146-7239 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-6644 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11031

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Michael Richter,
 Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Erik Bijleveld, Radboud University, Netherlands
Kirsten Brinkmann, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Genevieve Taylor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Johnmarshall Reeve, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Kaspar Schattke, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Mortimer H. Appley
, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Avi Assor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva, Israel
Larry Bernard, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Veronika Brandstätter-Morawietz, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Ruth Butler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Charles S. Carver, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Joan L. Duda, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Andrew Elliot, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Alexandra Freund, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Guido Gendolla, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Peter M. Gollwitzer, New York University, New York, NY
Wendy S. Grolnick, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Eddie Harmon-Jones, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sung-il Kim, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Richard Koestner, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Julius Kuhl, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
Peter Kuppens, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Woogul Lee, Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Korea
Iris Mauss, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Tom Pyszczynski, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Wendy M. Rodgers, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Arne Roets, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Richard M. Ryan, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Suzanne C. Segerstrom, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Kennon M. Sheldon, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Paul Silvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Deborah Stipek, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Jerry Suls, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
June P. Tangney, PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Todd Thrash, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Eddie Tong, National University of Singapore
Ulrich Trautwein, Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
Robert J. Vallerand, PhD, University of Québec, Montréal, Canada
Jack van Honk, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Maarten Vansteenkiste, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Thomas Webb, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Rex A. Wright, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

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    Motivation and Emotion publishes articles on human motivational and emotional phenomena that make theoretical advances by linking empirical findings to underlying processes. Submissions should focus on key problems in motivation and emotion, and, if using non-human participants, should contribute to theories concerning human behavior.  Articles should be explanatory rather than merely descriptive, providing the data necessary to understand the origins of motivation and emotion, to explicate why, how, and under what conditions motivational and emotional states change, and to document that these processes are important to human functioning.

    A range of methodological approaches are welcome, with methodological rigor as the key criterion.  Manuscripts that rely exclusively on self-report data are appropriate, but published articles tend to be those that rely on objective measures (e.g., behavioral observations, psychophysiological responses, reaction times, brain activity, and performance or achievement indicators) either singly or combination with self-report data.

    The journal generally does not publish scale development and validation articles.  However, it is open to articles that focus on the post-validation contribution that a new measure can make.  Scale development and validation work therefore may be submitted if it is used as a necessary prerequisite to follow-up studies that demonstrate the importance of the new scale in making a theoretical advance.

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