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Guido H.E. Gendolla

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University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Research Interests

Guido Gendolla directs the Geneva Motivation Lab and the research group on the psychology of motivation at the Section of Psychology of the University of Geneva. His major research interest is the study of factors determining effort mobilization during cognitive tasks, using psychophysiological research methods. He is especially interested in the role of explicit and implicit affective influences on human behavior and the role of the agentic self in motivation. Applied research interests are health psychology and stress.

Vita

Education

March 1993 Diploma in Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Advisor: Prof. Robert A. Wicklund, Ph.D.
October 1995 Ph.D. from the University of Bielefeld, Germany
Advisor: Prof. Robert A. Wicklund, Ph.D.
May 2002 Habilitation in Psychology, University of Erlangen, Germany

Professional experience

April 1993 - May 1995 Research assistant, University of Bielefeld, Germany
June 1995 - August 2003 Assistant, University of Erlangen, Germany
Since September 2003 Professor of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publications

Books

Gendolla, G.H.E, Tops, M., & Koole, S. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation. New York, NY: Springer.

Wright, R.A., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (Eds.) (2012). How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications. Washington DC: APA Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1995). Motivationale Erregung und statisches Denken. Aachen, Germany: Shaker Verlag.

Journal articles

Chatelain, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2016). Monetary incentive moderates the effect of implicit fear on effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 117, 150-158. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.03.014

Richter, M., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Wright, R.A. (2016). Three decades of research on motivational intensity theory: What we have learned about effort and what we still don't know. Advances in Motivation Science, 3, 149-186. doi: 10.1016/bs.adms.2016.02.001

Chatelain, M., Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2016). Task difficulty moderates implicit fear and anger effects on effort-related cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 115, 94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.01.014

Scaffidi Abbate, C., Boca, S., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2016). Self-awareness, perspective-taking, and egocentrism. Self and Identity. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2015.1134638

Lasauskaite, R., Gendolla, G.H.E., Bolmont, M., & Freydefont, L. (2016). Implicit happiness and sadness are associated with ease and difficulty: Evidence from sequential priming. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0732-3

Chatelain, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2015). Implicit fear and effort-related cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 111, 73-82. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.08.009

Belayachi, S., Majerus, S., Gendolla, G.H.E., Peters, F., & Van der Linden, M. (2015). Are the carrot and the stick the two sides of the same coin? A neural examination of approach/avoidance motivation during cognitive performance. Behavioural Brain Research, 293, 217-226. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.07.042

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2015). Implicit affect primes effort: Basic processes, moderators, and boundary conditions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 606-619. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12208

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2014). Comment: Emotions are functional – So… ? Emotion Review, 6, 317-318. doi:10.1177/1754073914534496

Brinkmann, K., Franzen, J., Rossier, C., & Gendolla (2014). I don't care about others' approval: Dysphoric individuals show reduced effort mobilization for obtaining a social reward. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 790-801. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9437-y

Esposito, F., Gendolla, G. H. E., & Van der Linden, M. (2014). Are self-efficacy beliefs and subjective task demand related to apathy in aging? Aging & Mental Health, 18(4), 521-530. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.85686

Lasauskaite Schüppbach, R., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2014). Contrasting the effects of sub optimally versus optimally presented affect primes on effort-related cardiac response. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 748-758. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9438-x

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2013). Opportunity-cost calculations only determine justified effort. Or, what happened to the resource conservation principle? (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 686-687. doi:10.1017/S0140525X12003196

Lasauskaite, R., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2013). Do sadness-primes make me work harder because they make me sad? Cognition and Emotion, 27, 158-165. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.689756

Richter, M., Wright, R. A., Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2013). Motivation. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. doi:10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0039

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

Brinkmann, K., Grept, J., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Dysphorics can control depressive mood's informational impact on effort mobilization. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 232-241. doi:10.1007/s11031-011-9236-7

Freydefont, L., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Incentive moderates the impact of implicit anger versus sadness cues on effort-related cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 91, 120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.04.002

Freydefont, L., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2012). Beyond valence: The differential effect of masked anger and sadness stimuli on effort-related cardiac response. Psychophysiology, 49, 665-671. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01340.x

Gendolla, G. H. E. (2012). Mood’s impact on affect regulation: Effects on film preferences. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 71, 59-65. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000071
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Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Implicit affect primes effort: Theory and research on cardiovascular response.International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86, 123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.05.003

Kreibig, S. D., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Scherer, K. R. (2012). Goal relevance and goal conduciveness appraisals lead to differential autonomic reactivity in emotional responding to performance feedback. Biological Psychology, 91, 365-375. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.08.007

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Masked affective stimuli moderate task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology, 48, 1157-1164. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01181.x

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Beta-adrenergic impact underlies the effect of mood and hedonic instrumentality on effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 87, 209- 217. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.02.017

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

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Do not prime too much: Prime frequency effects of masked affective stimuli on effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 87, 195-199. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.01.006

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, 212-226. doi:10.1037/a0019742

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2010). The implicit “Go”: Masked action cues directly mobilize mental effort. Psychological Science, 21, 1389-1393.

Kreibig, S. D., Gendolla, G. H. E., & Scherer, K. R. (2010). Psychophysiological effects of emotional responding to goal attainment. Biological Psychology, 84, 474-487.

Schmidt, R.E., Richter, M., Gendolla, G.H.E., & van der Linden, M. (2010). Young poor sleepers mobilize extra effort in an easy memory task: Evidence from cardiovascular measures. Journal of Sleep Research, 19, 487-495.

Silvia, P. J., McCord, D. M., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2010). Self-focused attention, performance expectancies, and the intensity of effort: Do people try harder for harder goals? Motivation and Emotion, 34, 363-370.

Brinkmann, K., Schüpbach, L., Ancel Joye, I., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Anhedonia and effort mobilization in dysphoria: Reduced cardiovascular response to reward and punishment. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74, 250-258.

De Burgo, J., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Are moods motivational states? A study on effort-related cardiovascular response. Emotion, 9, 892-897.

Gendolla, G.H.E, & Wicklund, R.A. (2009). Self-focused attention, perspective-taking, and false consensus. Social Psychology, 40, 66-72.

Richter, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Mood impact on cardiovascular reactivity when task difficulty is unclear. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 239-248.

Richter, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). The heart contracts to reward: Monetary incentives and pre-ejection period. Psychophysiology, 46, 451-457.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Mood-regulative hedonic incentive interacts with mood and task difficulty to determine effort-related cardiovascular response and facial EMG. Biological Psychology, 82, 54-63.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). The joint effect of mood, task valence, and task difficulty on effort-related cardiovascular response and facial EMG. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 73, 226-234.

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., Brinkmann, K., & Scheder, D. (2008). Ego involvement moderates the assimilation effect of affective expectations. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 313-320.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Richter, M., & Silvia, P.J. (2008). Self-focus and task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology, 45, 653-662.

Richter, M., Friedrich, A., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2008). Task difficulty effects on cardiac activity. Psychophysiology, 45, 869-875.

Schmidt, R.E., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2008). Dreaming of white bears: The return of the suppressed at sleep onset. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 714-724.

Von Helversen, B., Gendolla, G.H.E., Winkielman, P., & Schmidt, R.E. (2008). Exploring the hardship of ease: Subjective and objective effort in the ease-of-processing paradigm. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 1-10.

Abele, A.E, & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Individual differences in optimism predict the recall of personally relevant information. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1125-1135.

Brinkmann, K., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Dysphoria and mobilization of mental effort: Effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Motivation and Emotion, 31, 71-82.

Richter, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Incentive value, unclear task difficulty, and cardiovascular reactivity in active coping. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 63, 294-301.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Mood state effects on autonomic activity in mood regulation. Psychophysiology, 44, 650-659.

Aavik, T. et al. (The Global Deception Research Team). (2006). A world of lies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37, 60-74.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2006). Static thinking as cognitive coping with performance difficulties: The role of motivation. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 19, 293-307.

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., & Richter, M. (2006). Ego-Involvement and the difficulty law of motivation: Effects on performance-related cardiovascular response. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1188-1203.

Richter, M., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2006). Incentive effects on cardiovascular reactivity in active coping with unclear task difficulty. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 61, 216-225.

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., 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., & Brinkmann, K. (2005). The role of mood states in self-regulation: Effects on action preferences and resource mobilization. European Psychologist, 10, 187-198.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2005). Ego-involvement and mental effort: Cardiovascular, electrodermal, and performance effects. Psychophysiology, 42, 595-603.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2003). Informationaler Stimmungseinfluss und mentale Anstrengung: Theorie und Befunde zu kardiovaskulärer Reaktivität. Psychologische Rundschau, 54, 167-174.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Krüsken, J. (2002). Informational mood impact on effort-related cardiovascular response: Moods’ diagnostic value counts. Emotion, 2, 251-261.

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., & Krüsken, J. (2002). Mood, task demand, and effort-related cardiovascular response. Cognition and Emotion, 16, 577-603.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2002). More evidence for the ascription of personal characteristics as reaction to person-task incompatibility. Journal of Research in Personality, 36, 86-95.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Koller, M. (2001). Surprise and need for causal explanation: How are they affected by outcome valence and importance? Motivation and Emotion, 25, 327-349.

Silvia, P.J., & Gendolla, G.H.E (2001). On introspection and self-perception: Does self-focused attention enable accurate self-knowledge? Review of General Psychology, 5, 241-269.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Krüsken, J. (2001). The impact of mood state on cardiovascular response in active coping with an affect-regulative challenge. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 41, 169-180.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Krüsken, J. (2001). The joint impact of mood state and task difficulty on cardiovascular and electrodermal reactivity in active coping. Psychophysiology, 38, 548-556.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Abele, A.E., & Krüsken, J. (2001). The informational impact of mood on effort mobilization: A study of cardiovascular and electrodermal responses. Emotion,1, 12-24.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2001). Erwartungsbildung, Überraschung und Attribution im Leistungskontext: Wir erwarten, was wir wünschen. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 3, 27-35.

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.

Abele, A.E., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (1999). Satisfaction judgments in positive and negative moods: Effects of concurrent assimilation and contrast producing processes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 893-905.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1999). Self-relevance of performance, task difficulty, and task engagement assessed as cardiovascular response. Motivation and Emotion, 23, 45-66.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1999). College freshmens’ orientation to experts’ personal characteristics after failure and the customary description of others in terms of dispositions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 1761-1775.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1998). Effort as assessed by motivational arousal in identity-relevant tasks. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 20, 111-121.

Abele, A.E., Gendolla, G.H.E, & Petzold, P. (1998). Positive mood and ingroup-outgroup differentiation in a minimal group setting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1343-1357.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1997). Surprise in the context of achievement: The impact of outcome valence and importance. Motivation and Emotion, 21, 163-191.

Chapters in edited books and series

Gendolla, G.H.E., Tops, M., & Koole, S.L. (2015). Introduction: Grounding self-regulation in the brain and body. In G.H.E. Gendolla, M. Tops, & S. Koole. (Eds.), Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation (pp. 1-6). New York, NY: Springer.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2015). Bounded effort automaticity: A drama in four parts. In G.H.E. Gendolla, M. Tops, & S. Koole. (Eds.), Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation (pp. 271-286). New York, NY: Springer.

Kreibig, S. D., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2014). Autonomic nervous system measurement of emotion in education and achievement settings. In R. Pekrun, & L. Linnenbrink-Garcia (Eds.), International handbook of emotions in education (pp. 625-642). New York, NY: Routledge.

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 on motivation (pp. 420-438). New York: Oxford University Press.

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.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 139-155). Washington DC: APA Press.

Wright, R.A., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Introduction. In R.A. Wright & G.H.E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 3-16). Washington DC: APA Press.

Wright, R.A., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2012). Preface. In R.A. Wright & G.H.E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. xiii-xiv). Washington DC: APA Press.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2010). L’humeur, l’affect implicite et la mobilisation de l’effort mental. In S. Masmoudi & A. Naceur (Eds.), Du percept à la décision: Intégration de la cognition, l'émotion et la motivation (pp. 140-156). Bruxelles, Belgium : De Boeck.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Needs. In D. Sander & K.R. Scherer (Eds.). The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 273-274). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Brinkmann, K. (2009). Reward. In D. Sander & K.R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 344-346). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2009). Punishment. In D. Sander & K.R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 324-326). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2009). Kardiovaskuläre Prozesse und motivationale Intensität [cardiovascular processes and motivational intensity]. In V. Brandstätter-Morawitz & J.H. Otto (Eds.), Handbuch der Allgemeinen Psychologie: Motivation und Emotion [Handbook of general psychology: Motivation and emotion] (pp. 324-331). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

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., & Wright, R. A. (2009). Effort. In D. Sander & K.R. Scherer (Eds.). The Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (pp. 134-135). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Brinkmann, K., & Richter, M. (2007). Mood, motivation, and performance: An integrative theory, research, and applications. In A. M. Lane (Ed.), Mood and human performance: Conceptual, measurement, and applied issues (pp. 35-61). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Richter, M., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Krüsken, J. (2006). Context-dependent mood effects on mental effort mobilization: A view from the Mood-Behavior-Model. In A. V. Clark (Ed.), The psychology of moods (pp. 57-79). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Richter, M. (2004). The role of mood states in the development of cardiovascular disease: Implications of a motivational analysis of cardiovascular reactivity in active coping. In S. P. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 33, pp. 139-157). Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

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. (2004). The intensity of motivation when the self is involved: An ap­plication of Brehm’s theory of motivation to effort-related cardiovascular response (pp. 205-244). In R.A. Wright, J. Greenberg, & S.S. Brehm (Eds.): Motivational analyses of social behavior. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2003). Mood effects on effort mobilization in learning: Theory and experimental evidence. In P. Mayring & C. v. Rhöneck (Eds.), Learning emotions: The influence of affective factors on classroom learning (pp.29-46). Bern: Verlag Peter Lang.

Abele, A. E., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2002). Die Theorie der Laienepistemologie und weitere Modelle motivierten Denkens. In D. Frey & M. Irle (Eds.), Theorien der Sozialpsychologie. (Bd. 3, S. 312-333). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (2002). Emotion and motivation. In A. Kappas (Ed.), Grolier’s psychology encyclopedia. The brain and the mind (Vol. 2, pp. 88-111). Danbury, CT: Grolier.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Krüsken, J. (2000). Selbstverwirklichung macht krank!? Die Wirkung der Bewältigung selbstrelevanter Anforderungen auf das kardiovaskuläre System. In E.H. Witte & C. Bleich (Eds.), Sozialpsychologie des Stresses und der sozialen Unterstützung (pp .11-32). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Abele-Brehm, A.E., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2000). Motivation und Emotion. In J.H. Otto, H.A. Euler & H. Mandl (Eds.), Emotionspsychologie (pp. 297-305). Weinheim: Beltz.

Abele, A.E., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (1997). Soziale Informationsverarbeitung. In W. Kempf, J.Straub, & H. Werbik (Eds.), Einführung in die Psychologie (pp. 579-603). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag.

Gendolla, G.H.E. (1996). Erwartungsbildung und Überraschung in Leistungssituationen. In E.H. Witte (Ed.), Sozialpsychologie der Motivation und Emotion (pp. 113-130), Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.