Voigt, J., Jais, M., & Kehr, H. M. (2024). An image of what I want to achieve: How visions motivate goal pursuit. Current Psychology.

Voigt, J., Sheldon, K. M., & Kehr, H. M. (2024). When visions truly inspire: The moderating role of self-concordance in boosting positive affect, goal commitment, and goal progress. Journal of Research in Personality, 109, 104471.

Quirin, M., Malekzad, F., Jais, M., Kehr, H. M., & Ennis, M. (2024). Heart rate variability and psychological health: The key role of trait emotional awareness. Acta Psychologica, 246,104252.


Bakaç, C., Kehr, H. M.(2023). Getting to the bargaining table: The role of explicit motives and traits in negotiation initiation. Personality and Individual Differences, 205

Kluger, A. N., Lehmann, M., Aguinis, H., Itzchakov, G., Gordoni, G., Zyberaj, J., & Bakaç, C. (2023). A registered systematic review and meta-analyses of the associations of perceived listening and job outcomes. Journal of Business and Psychology, 39, 95–344.

Berg, A.-K., Bakaç, C., & Kauffeld, S. (2023). Modeling (in)congruence in groups: A how-to guide for applying polynomial regression and response surface method to multilevel data. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 27(3), 154–170.

Bakaç, C. & Kehr, H. M.(2023). Unpacking the relationship between fear motives and self-control strategies among managers: The mediating role of intrusive thoughts. Behavioral Science, 13

(5), 384.


Kehr, H.M., Graff, D. [shared first authorship] & Bakaç, C. (2022). Followers’ motives as moderators of the effects of transformational leadership behaviors on follower outcomes and leaders’ influence. Journal of Business and Psychology

Zyberaj, J., Bakaç, C. [shared first authorship], & Seibel, S. (2022). Latent transition analysis in organizational psychology: A simplified "how to" guide by using an applied example. Frontiers in

Kehr, H. M., Bakaç. C. [shared first authorship], Jais, M., Brunner, D., Voigt, J., & Holzemer, L. (2022). The role of death-anxiety-induced fear of COVID-19 in compliance with and acceptance of government-issued COVID-19 regulations.  Frontiers in Psychology13, Article 881603.

Malekzad, F., Jais, M., Hernandez, G., Kehr, H. M., & Quirin, M. (2022). Not self-aware? Psychological antecedents and consequences of alienating from one's actual motives, emotions, and goals. Theory and Psychology. Advance online publication. 


Kehr, H. M., Voigt, J., & Rawolle, M. (2021). Implicit motives as the missing link between visionary leadership, approach and avoidance motivation, and  vision pursuit. Organizational Psychology Review.

Bakaç, C., Zyberaj, J. & Barela, J.C. (2021). Predicting employee telecommuting preferences and job outcomes amid COVID-19 pandemic: a latent profile analysis. Current Psychology .

Bakaç, C., Chen, Y., Zyberaj, J., Kehr, H. M., & Quirin, M. (2021). Perceived intrinsic motivation mediates the effect of motive incongruence on job burnout and job satisfaction. The Journal of Psychology, 1–21.

Quirin, M., Malekzad, F., Kazén, M., Luckey, U., Kuhl, J., Kehr, H. M., & Kazén, M. (2021). Existential threat: Uncovering implicit affect in response to terror reminders in soldiers. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 585854, 

Jais, M., Bakaç C., Kehr, H. M., Baumann, N., & Quirin, M. (2021). Misattribution of duties as free choices: The role of emotional awareness in self-infiltration. Acta Psychologica, 220, Article 103401. 

Quirin M., Jais M., Di Domenico S. I., Kuhl J., & Ryan R. M. (2021). Effortless willpower? The integrative self and self-determined goal pursuit. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 653458.

Schiepe-Tiska, A., Schattke, K., Seeliger, J., & Kehr, H. M. (2021). Distal and proximal motivational processes related to flow experience: Investigating the role of implicit motives, affective and cognitive preferences, and perceived abilities. Current Psychology


Mok, S. Y., Bakaç, C., & Froehlich, L. (2020). My family’s goals are also my goals - The relationship between collectivism, utility value, and learning and future career goals of international university students. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 

Deng, M., Aich, G., Bakaç, C., & Gartmeier, M. (2020). Fictional video cases on parent-teacher conversations: Authenticity in the eyes of teachers and teacher education students. Education Sciences, 10(3).

Hernández, G. P., Edo, S., Quirin, M., & Rovira, T., 2020. A Brief Version of the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT-18). Psychologica Belgica60(1), 315-327.

Hernández, G. P., Rovira, T., Quirin, M., & Edo, S. (2020). A Spanish adaptation of the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT). Psicothema, 32(2), 268-274.

Kehr, H. M. (2020). Motivation and volition at work. Motivation Science, 6(3), 201-202.

Kehr, H. M., Graff, D. [shared first authorship], & Bakaç, C. (2020). Implicit motives as missing link between transformational leadership behaviors and follower outcomes. Academy of Management Proceedings

Kopp, P. M., Senner, V., Kehr, H. M., & Gröpel, P. (2020). Achievement motive, autonomous motivation, and attendance at fitness center: A longitudinal prospective study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51

Quirin, M., Robinson, M. D., Rauthmann, J. F., Kuhl, J., Read, S. J., Tops, M., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020) The Dynamics of Personality Approach (DPA): 20 Tenets for Uncovering the Causal Mechanisms of Personality. European Journal of Personality

Radtke, E. L., Düsing, R., Kuhl, J., Tops, M., & Quirin, M. (2020). Personality, Stress, and Intuition: Emotion Regulation Abilities Moderate the Effect of Stress-Dependent Cortisol Increase on Coherence Judgments. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 339.

Vandekerckhove, M., Berens, A., Wang, Y. L., Quirin, M., & De Mey, J. (2020). Alterations in the fronto-limbic network and corpus callosum in borderline-personality disorder. Brain and Cognition, 138, 103596.


Kehr, H. M. (2019). Goal setting theory—Firmly entrenched, but narrow in its focus. Motivation Science, 5(2), 110-111.

Schönbrodt, F. D., Hagemeyer, B., Brandstätter, V., Czikmantori, T., Gröpel, P., Hennecke, M., Israel, L. S. F., Janson, K., Kemper, N., Köllner, M., Kopp, P. M., Mojzisch, A., Müller-Hotop, R., Prüfer, J., Quirin, M., Scheidemann, B., Schiestel, L., Schulz-Hardt, S., Sust, L., Zygar-Hoffmann, C., & Schultheiss, O. C. (2019). Measuring implicit motives with the Picture Story Exercise (PSE): Databases of expert-coded german stories, pictures, and updated picture norms. Journal of Personality Assessment

Suslow, T., Bodenschatz, C. M., Kersting, A., Quirin, M., & Günther, V. (2019). Implicit affectivity in clinically depressed patients during acute illness and recovery. BMC psychiatry, 19(1), 376.

Van der Ploeg, M., Brosschot, J. F., Quirin, M., Lane, R. D., & Verkuil, B. (2019). Inducing Unconscious Stress Subliminal Anger and Relax Primes Show Similar Cardiovascular Activity Patterns. Journal of Psychophysiology, 19

Weil, A., Hernandez, G.P., Suslow, T. & Quirin, M. (2019). Implicit Affect and autonomous nervous system reactivity: A review of research with the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test. Frontiers in Psychology 10, 1634.


Rawolle, M., Schultheiss, O. C., Strasser, A., & Kehr, H. M. (2017) The motivating power of visionary images: Effects on motivation, affect, and behavior. Journal of Personality85(6), 769-781.

Rawolle, M., Wallis, M. S.V., Badham, R., & Kehr, H. M. (2016). No fit, no fun: The effect of motive incongruence on job burnout and the mediating role of intrinsic motivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 65-68.

Trapp, J. K., & Kehr, H. M. (2016). How the influence of the implicit power motive on negotiation performance can be neutralized by a conflicting explicit affiliation motive. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 159-162.

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2015). Wahrgenommene Leistungsanreize moderieren den positiven Einfluss von Leistungsmotiv-Kongruenz auf das Flow-Erleben beim Hallenklettern. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 22(1), 20-33.

Gröpel, P., & Kehr, H. M. (2014). Motivation and self‐control: Implicit motives moderate the exertion of self‐control in motive‐related tasks. Journal of Personality, 82(4), 317-328.

Schattke, K., Brandstätter, V., Taylor, G., & Kehr, H. M. (2014). Flow on the rocks: Motive-incentive congruence enhances flow in rock climbing. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45(6), 603-620.

Schattke, K., Seeliger, J., Schiepe-Tiska, A., & Kehr, H. M. (2012). Activity-Related Incentives as Motivators in Open Innovation Communities. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations, 2(1), 21-37.

Schattke, K., Koestner, R., & Kehr, H. M. (2010). Childhood correlates of adult levels of incongruence between implicit and explicit motives. Motivation and Emotion, 35(3), 306-316.

Kehr, H. M. (2004). Implicit/explicit motive discrepancies and volitional depletion among managers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(3), 315-327.

Kehr, H. M. (2004). Integrating implicit motives, explicit motives, and perceived abilities: The compensatory model of work motivation and volition. Academy of Management Review, 29(3), 479-499.