McMillan, G., Werner, K., Svoboda, R., & Milyavskaya, M. (2020). The why and what of academic goals, their perceived value, and relation to academic goal pursuit. Working paper available on PsyArXiv.

Werner, K., Sjåstad, H., Milyavskaya, M., & Hofmann, W. (2020). Planning for success: Trait self-control predicts goal attainment through the use of implementation intentions. Working paper available on PsyArXiv.

Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., & Koestner, R. (2018). Examining the role of approach-avoidance and autonomous-controlled motivation in predicting goal progress over time. Working paper available on PsyArXiv.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


  • Leduc-Cummings, I., Milyavskaya, M., Holding, A.C., Koestner, R., & Drapeau, M. (in press). All Goals Are Equal: No Interactions Between Depressive Symptoms and Goal Characteristics on Goal Progress. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
  • Kolbuszewska, M., Milyavskaya,, & Anderson, J. (in press). Autonomous Motivation, Goal-Facilitating Behaviours, and Dietary Goal Progress in Individuals Transitioning to a Veg*n Diet: A Longitudinal Study. Frontiers Psychology (special topic on Reducing Consumption of Animal Products).



  • Peetz, J., & Milyavskaya, M. (2021). A self-determination theory approach to predicting daily prosocial behavior. Motivation & Emotion, Advance Online Publication.
  • Milyavskaya, M., Galla, B., Inzlicht, M., & Duckworth, A. (2021). More effort, less fatigue: The Role of Interest in Increasing Effort and Reducing Mental Fatigue. Frontiers Psychology.
  • Milyavskaya, M., Saunders, B., & Inzlicht, M. (2021). Self-control in daily life: Prevalence and effectiveness of diverse self-control strategies. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.
  • Levine, S., Tabri, N., & Milyavskaya, M. (2021). Trajectories of depression and anxiety symptoms over time in the transition to university: Their co-occurrence and the role of self-critical perfectionism. Development and Psychopathology.
  • Smyth, A. & Milyavskaya, M. (2021). Mindfully motivated: Brief mindfulness meditation enhances motivation towards personal goals but not an anagram task. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 758-772.
  • Levine, S., Milyavskaya, M., Powers, T.A., Holding, A.C., & Koestner, R. (2021). Autonomous motivation and support flourishes for individuals higher in collaborative personality factors: agreeableness, assisted autonomy striving and secure attachment. Journal of Personality, 89, 899-914.













Book Chapters

Carbonneau, N., Milyavskaya, M., & Lavinge, G. L. (in press). On health and appearance-oriented eating regulation goals: A look at personal and vicarious goals. In C. Pracana et M Wang (Éds.), Psychology Applications & Developments III. Lisbonne, Portugal: inScience Press.

Milyavskaya, M., & Inzlicht, M. (2018). Attentional and motivational mechanisms of self-control. In D. T. D. de Ridder, M. Adriaanse, & K. Fujita (Eds.), Handbook of self-control in health & well-being (pp. 11-23). New York, NY: Routledge.

Leduc-Cummings, I., Werner, K. M., & Milyavskaya, M. (2018). Self-regulation. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackleford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.