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Linda S. Houser-Marko

Linda S. Houser-Marko

I am interested in three related themes of research: the self, identity, and motivation; behavior change; and applying self-determination theory to our everyday lives.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Houser-Marko, L., & Sheldon, K. (2008). Eyes on the prize or nose to the grindstone? The effects of goal evaluation on mood and motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1556-1569.
  • Houser-Marko, L., & Sheldon, K. (2006). The self-as-doer construct: Implications for sustained motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1037-1049.
  • Houser-Marko, L., Sporer, A. K., Hund, L., Emery, S. L., Lee, J., & Curry, S. J. (2010). Use of program evaluation in community youth tobacco cessation programs. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34(2), 177-185.
  • Sheldon, K. M., Arndt, J., & Houser-Marko, L. (2003). In search of the organismic valuing process: The human tendency to move towards beneficial goal choices. Journal of Personality, 71, 835-869.
  • Sheldon, K. M., & Houser-Marko, L. (2001). Self-concordance, goal-attainment, and the pursuit of happiness: Can there be an upward spiral? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 152-165.
  • Sheldon, K. M., Houser-Marko, L., & Kasser, T. (2006). Does autonomy increase with age? Comparing the goal motivations of college students and their parents. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 168-178.
  • Sheldon, K. M., Kasser, T., Houser-Marko, L., Jones, T., & Turban, D. (2005). Doing one's duty: Chronological age, felt autonomy, and subjective well-being. European Journal of Personality, 19, 97-115.
  • Sheldon, K. M., King, L. A., Houser-Marko, L., Osbaldiston, R., & Gunz, A. (2007). Comparing IAT and TAT measures of power versus intimacy motivation. European Journal of Personality, 21, 263-280.

Linda S. Houser-Marko
161 E. Erie Street, #304
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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