Publications

Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). Individual Differences in Habitual Social Goals and Daily Well‐Being: The Role of Age and Relationship Closeness. European Journal of Personality, 33(3), 337-358. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2190   edoc
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(3), 359-384. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2194   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2019). The motivational power of the happy face. Brain Sciences, 9(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9010006   edoc
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-019-09762-0   
Nikitin, J., & Freund Alexandra M. (2019). The adaptation process of aging. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros, J. M. Robine, & A. Benetos (Eds.) (pp. 281-298). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316677018   
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(6), 940-952. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000285   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2018). Who cares? Effects of social approach and avoidance motivation on responsiveness to others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218781335   edoc
Martiny, S. E., & Nikitin, J. (2018). Social identity threat in interpersonal relationships: Activating negative stereotypes decreases social approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000198   edoc
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(6), 1186-1198. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000502   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2018). Feeling loved and integrated of lonely and rejected in everyday life: The role of age and social motivation. Developmental Psychology, 54(6), 1186-1198.   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2017). Social motives predict loneliness in a developmental transition. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 76(4), 145-153. https://doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185/a000201   edoc
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(6), 785-792. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167217697694   edoc
Valero, D., Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). The effect of age and time perspective on implicit motives. Motivation and Emotion, 39(2), 175-181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-014-9453-y   edoc
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(3), 384-391. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-014-9459-5   edoc
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-015-9482-1   edoc
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(1), 97-105. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12086   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2015). Adult age differences in frequency estimations of happy and angry faces. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39(3), 266-274. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025414542838   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Hennecke, M. (Eds.). (2015). 100 psychologische Denkfallen. Warum wir hinterher glauben, es vorher besser gewusst zu haben. Weinheim: Beltz.   edoc
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(7), 1943-1950. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036979   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Schoch, S. (2014). Social approach and avoidance motivations. In R. J. Coplan & J. C. Bowker (Eds.) (pp. 202-223). Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.   edoc
Freund, A. M., Weiss, D., & Nikitin, J. (2014). Modelle der Handlungsmotivation zur erfolgreichen Entwicklung. In L. Ahnert (Ed.) (pp. 282-306). Heidelberg: Springer.   edoc
Freund, A. M., Riediger, M., & Nikitin, J. (2012). Successful aging. In R. M. Lerner, M. A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.) (Vol. 6, pp. 615-638). New York: Wiley.   edoc
Freund, A. M., & Nikitin, J. (2012). Junges und mittleres Erwachsenenalter. In W. Schneider & U. Lindenberger (Eds.) (pp. 259-282). Weinheim: Beltz.   edoc
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 Psychology, 3, 366. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00366   edoc
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(6), 1193-1206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.07.006   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2011). Age and motivation predict gaze behavior for facial expressions. Psychology and Aging, 26(3), 695-700. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023281   edoc
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(5), 783-804. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.650   edoc
Nikitin, J., & Freund, A. M. (2010). A motivational perspective on reactions to emotional faces. In A. Freitas-Magalhães (Ed.), Studies in brain, face and emotion (Vol. 2, pp. 85-108). Porto: University Fernando Pessoa.   
Freund, A. M., Nikitin, J., & Ritter, J. (2009). Psychological consequences of longevity: The increasing importance of self-regulation in old age. Human Development, 52(1), 1-37. https://doi.org/10.1159/000189213   edoc | Open Access
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, 57(S1), 90-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00356.x   edoc