Passion Research

a blog about the passion for research, the research on passion, motivation and emotion, experience sampling, and occasionally also about open science

Two sides of the same coin: Do the Dual Types of Passion Describe Subgroups of Individuals?

Many motivational theories are built on the analysis of correlations between variables, factors analyses, structural equation models, and related approaches. These 'variable-oriented' statistical approaches yield many insights, but they do not answer to all research questions. What analyses of inter-individual... Continue Reading →


Are girls more anxious about science learning? -Surprising findings with Experience Sampling

Many previous studies found girls to be more anxious about science learning than boys, but a recent study by Goetz and colleagues (2013) has questioned this conclusion, showing that previously used assessments might have been biased and that experience sampling... Continue Reading →

A word on z-standardization in longitudinal studies: Don’t.

RECENTLY¬†PUBLISHED! As a reader and reviewer of psychological journals myself, I often come across misinterpretations of z-scores in longitudinal studies. Z-standardization and ipsatization often lead to misinterpretations and other methodological problems in longitudinal studies and in the analysis of groups,... Continue Reading →

Why passion may not be worth getting too excited about.

This column in The Guardian gave an entertaining summary why >>"Passion" may not be worth getting too excited about.<<. Here the LINK to the column.

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