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This special issue is devoted to Prof. Dr. W. Lens, who passed away end of August 2014 while he was vacationing. The special issue is meant to honor Willy’s intellectual contribution to the field of motivation psychology and his enthusiastic and devoted mentorship, which has spurred many of us to study motivation-related topics. The special issue opens with an overview paper, which highlights four emerging trends that characterize contemporary motivation psychology and that were central to Willy’s work. Subsequently, eight empirical papers, each fitting within one of these trends, are presented. The empirical contributions are grounded in diverse motivational frameworks, including future time perspective theory, achievement goal theory and self-determination theory. The special issue closes with a tribute, discussing Willy’s personality, interests and way of being in the academic community.
For an introduction to the issue, read Emerging Trends and Future Directions for the Field of Motivation Psychology: A Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Dr. Willy Lens by Maarten Vansteenkiste & Athanasios Mouratidis. The full table of contents can be viewed on the issue page.Guest editor(s):
Maarten Vansteenkiste, University of Gent, Belgium
Athanasios Mouratidis, Hacepette University, Turkey
Posted on 13 Jul 2016More Announcements