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Guido H. E. Gendolla

Guido H. E. Gendolla

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My major research interests are the roles of implicit and explicit affect and the self in motivation. Most of my current research focuses on motivational intensity, quantified as responses of the cardiovascular system in the context of task performance, and behavioral preferences in choice behavior and learning. Applied research interests are health psychology and stress.

Since 2003, I am professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where I hold the chair for motivation psychology and direct the Geneva Motivation Lab. I earned my diploma in psychology (corresponding to MA) and my PhD at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and my habilitation in psychology at the University of Erlangen, Germany.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Gendolla, G. H. E., & Richter, M. (2010). Effort mobilization when the self is involved: Some lessons from the cardiovascular system. Review of General Psychology, 14(3), 212-226.
  • Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2013). Automatic effort mobilization and the principle of resource conservation: One can only prime the possible and justified. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 803-816 doi: 10.1037/a0031995
  • Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Implicit affect primes effort: A theory and research on cardiovascular response. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.05.003
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2011). Smiles make it easier and so do frowns: Masked affective stimuli influence mental effort, Emotion, 11, 320-328. doi: 10.1037/a0022593
  • Gendolla, G.H.E, & Wicklund, R.A. (2009). Self-focused attention, perspective-taking, and false consensus. Social Psychology, 40, 66-72.
  • De Burgo, J., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2009). Are moods motivational states? A study on effort-related cardiovascular response. Emotion, 9, 892-697.
  • Gendolla, G. H. E, Richter, M., & Silvia, P. (2008). Self-focus and task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology, 45, 653-662.
  • Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2008). Does depression interfere with effort mobilization? Effects of dysphoria and task difficulty on cardiovascular response. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 146-157.
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2006). Ego-involvement and the difficulty law of motivation: Effects on effort-related cardiovascular response. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1188- 1203.
  • Schubö, A., Gendolla, G.H.E, Meinecke, C., & Abele, A.E. (2006). Detecting emotional faces and features in a visual search paradigm: Are faces special? Emotion, 6, 246-256.
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2006). Cardiovascular reactivity during performance under social observation: The moderating role of task difficulty. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 62, 185-192.
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., Abele A.E., Andrei, A., Spurk, D., Richter, M. (2005). Negative mood, self- focused attention, and the experience of physical symptoms: The joint impact hypothesis. Emotion, 5, 131-144.
  • Gendolla, G. H. E., & Krüsken, J. (2002). The joint effect of informational mood impact and performance-contingent consequences on effort-related cardiovascular response. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 271-283.
  • Gendolla, G. H. E. (2000). On the impact of mood on behavior: An integrative theory and a review. Review of General Psychology, 4, 378-408.
  • Gendolla, G. H. E., & Silvestrini, N. (2010). The implicit “go”: Masked action cues directly mobilize mental effort. Psychological Science, 21(10), 1389-1393.

Other Publications:

  • Gendolla, G. H. E., & Wright, R. A. (2005). Motivation in social settings: Studies of effort-related cardiovascular arousal. In J. P. Forgas, K. Williams & W. von Hippel (Eds.), Social motivation (pp. 71-90). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., Wright, R.A., & Richter, M. (2012). Effort intensity: Some insights from the cardiovascular system. In R.M. Ryan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of human motivation (pp. 420- 438). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gendolla, G.H.E., Richter, M., & Brinkmann, K. (2009). The role of self-involvement in the development of cardiovascular disease: A motivational analysis. In L. Sher (Ed.), Psychological factors and cardiovascular disorders: The role of stress and psychosocial influences (pp. 181-193). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Gendolla, G. H. E., Brinkmann, K., & Silvestrini, N. (2012). Gloomy and lazy? On the impact of mood and depressive symptoms on effort-related cardiovascular response. In R. A. Wright & G. H. E. Gendolla (Eds.), Motivation perspectives on cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications. Washington DC: APA Press.

Guido H. E. Gendolla
Geneva Motivation Laboratory
Department of Psychology, University of Geneva
40, Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve
1211 Geneva
Switzerland

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