Publications
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Journal Articles

Rothermund, K., de Paula Couto, C. P., Fung, H., Graf, S., Hess, T. M., Liou, S., & Nikitin, J. (in press). Age-related attributions of experienced changes in life: Origins and Implications. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Nikitin, J., Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Wünsche, J., Burriss, R. P., & Grob, A. (in press). Interdependence of approach and avoidance goals in romantic couples over days and months. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

 

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (in press). Does focusing on others enhance subjective well-being? The role of age, motivation, and relationship closeness. Psychology and Aging. doi:10.1037/pag0000489 

Bühler, J. L., & Nikitin, J. (2020). Sociohistorical context and adult social development: New directions for 21st century research. American Psychologist, 75, 457–469. doi: 10.1037/amp0000611

Rahn, G., Martiny, S. E., & Nikitin, J. (2020). Feeling out of place: Internalized age stereotypes are associated with older employees’ sense of belonging and social motivation. Work, Aging and Retirement. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/workar/waaa005

Nikitin, J., Gong, X., Schoch, S., & Freund, A. M. (2019). Social motives, attributions and expectations as predictors of the decision to participate in a speed-dating event. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 610-624. doi:10.1007/s11031-019-09762-0

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). Habitual social goals and daily subjective well-being: The age-differential role of relationship closeness. European Journal of Personality, 33, 337-358. doi: 10.1002/per.2190

Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Nikitin, J., Grob, A. (2019). A closer look at life goals across adulthood: Applying a developmental perspective to content, dynamics, and outcomes of goal importance and goal attainability. European Journal of Personality, 33, 359-384. doi: 10.1002/per.2194

Martiny, S. E., & Nikitin, J. (2019). Social identity threat in interpersonal relationships: Activating negative stereotypes decreases social approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 25, 117-128. doi:10.1037/xap0000198

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). The motivational power of the happy face. Brain Sciences, 9, 6. doi:10.3390/brainsci9010006

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). Who cares? Effects of social approach and avoidance motivation on responsiveness to others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 182-195. doi:10.1177/0146167218781335

Job, V., Sieber, V., Rothermund, K., & Nikitin, J. (2018). Age differences in implicit theories about willpower: Why older people endorse a nonlimited theory. Psychology and Aging, 33, 940-952. doi:10.1037/pag0000285

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2018). Feeling loved and integrated or lonely and rejected in everyday life: The role of age and social motivation. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1186-1198. doi:10.1037/dev0000502

Job, V., Nikitin, J., Zhang, S. X., Carr, P. B., & Walton, G. M. (2017). Social traces of generic humans increase the value of everyday objects. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 785-792.  doi:10.1177/0146167217697694

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2017). Social motives predict loneliness in a developmental transition. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 76, 145-153. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000201

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). Adult age differences in frequency estimations of happy and angry faces. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39, 266-274. doi:10.1177/0165025414542838

Valero, D., Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). The effect of age and time perspective on implicit motives. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 175-181. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9453-y

Schoch, S., Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). Why do(n’t) you like me? The role of social approach and avoidance motives in attributions following social acceptance and rejection. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 680-692. doi:10.1007/s11031-015-9482-1

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). What you want to avoid is what you see: Social avoidance motivation affects the interpretation of emotional faces. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 384-391. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9459-5

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). The indirect nature of social motives: The relation of social approach and avoidance motives with likeability via extraversion and agreeableness. Journal of Personality, 83, 97-105. doi:10.1111/jopy.12086

Nikitin, J., Schoch, S., & Freund, A. M. (2014). The role of age and motivation for the experience of social acceptance and rejection. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1943- 1950. doi:10.1037/a0036979

Nikitin, J., Burgermeister, L. C., & Freund, A. M. (2012). The role of age and social motivation in developmental transitions in young and old adulthood. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 3:366. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00366

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2011). Age and motivation predict gaze behavior for facial expressions. Psychology and Aging, 26, 695-700. doi:10.1037/a0023281

Bowers, E. P., Gestsdottir, S., Geldhof, G. J., Nikitin, J., von Eye, A., & Lerner, R. M. (2011). Developmental trajectories of intentional self regulation in adolescence: The role of parenting and implications for positive and problematic outcomes among diverse youth. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 1193-1206. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.07.006

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2010). When wanting and fearing go together: The effect of co-occurring social approach and avoidance motivation on behavior, affect, and cognition. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 783-804. doi:10.1002/ejsp.650

Freund, A. M., Nikitin, J., & Ritter, J. O. (2009). Psychological consequences of longevity: The increasing importance of self-regulation in old age. Human Development, 52, 1-37. doi: 10.1159/000189213

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2008). The role of social approach and avoidance motives for subjective well-being and the successful transition to adulthood. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 57, 90-111. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00356.x

Book Chapters

Nikitin, J., & Schoch, S. (in prep). Social approach and avoidance motivations. In R. J. Coplan & J. C. Bowker (Eds.), Handbook of solitude: Psychological perspectives on social isolation, social withdrawal, and being alone (2nd edition). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). Adaptation process of aging. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros, J. M. Robine, & A. Benetos (Eds.). Cambridge handbook of successful aging (pp. 281-298). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Freund, A. M., & Nikitin, J. (2018). Entwicklung im jungen und mittleren Erwachsenenalter [Development in young and middle adulthood]. In W. Schneider, & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (8. Auflage) (pp. 265-290). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz.

Nikitin, J., & Schoch, S. (2014). Social approach and avoidance motivations. In R. J. Coplan & J. C. Bowker (Eds.), Handbook of solitude: Psychological perspectives on social isolation, social withdrawal, and being alone (pp. 202-223). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.

Freund, A. M., Weiss. D., & Nikitin, J. (2013). Modelle der Handlungsmotivation zur erfolgreichen Entwicklung [Action-motivation models of successful development]. In L. Ahnert (Ed.), Theorien in der Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 282-306). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Freund, A. M., & Nikitin, J. (2012). Entwicklung im jungen und mittleren Erwachsenenalter [Development in young and middle adulthood]. In W. Schneider, & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Entwicklungspsychologie (7. Auflage) (pp. 259-282). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz.

Freund, A. M., Riediger, M., & Nikitin, J. (2012). Successful aging. In R. M. Lerner, A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychology: Volume 6: Developmental psychology (pp. 615-638). New York, NY: Wiley.

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2010). A motivational perspective on reactions to emotional faces. In A. Freitas-Magalhães (Ed.). Emotional expression: The brain and the face (Vol. 2, pp. 85-108). Oporto, Portugal: University Fernando Pessoa Press.

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