*shared first author, listed in alphabetical order.

Giurge, L.*; Whillans, A.*, Yemiscigil, A.* (2021). A Multicountry Perspective on Gender Differences in Time Use During COVID-19. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [link to the article]

Yemiscigil, A., Vlaev, I. (2021). The Bidirectional Relationship Between Sense of Purpose in Life and Physical Activity: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. [link to the article]


       Media coverage: The New York Times, Insider,The Washington Post, The Irish Times


Yemiscigil, A., Whillans, A., Powdthavee, N. (2021). The Effects of Retirement on Sense of Purpose in Life: Crisis or Opportunity? (Forthcoming: Psychological Science)

Yemiscigil, A.*, Born, D.*, Snook, S., Pate, E. (2021). Authentic Leader(ship) Development and Psychological Well-Being: An Outcome-Wide Analysis. (Submitted: Leadership Quarterly)

Grimani, A., Aldrovandi, S., Vlaev, I., Wang, Q, Yemiscigil, A. (2021). How Do Emotions Respond to Outcome Values and Influence Choice? (Under Review: Journal of Risk and Uncertainty)

Yemiscigil, A., Whillans, A., Powdthavee, N. (2021). How Economic Volatility Shapes the Relationship Between Social Impact at Work and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from 36 Countries (Working Paper Available)



Whillans, A., Giurge, L., Macchia, L., Yemiscigil, A. (2020). Why a Covid-19 World Feels Both Tiring and Hopeful for College Students. Harvard Business Review. [link to the article here]

Book chapter: 

Yemiscigil, A., Dolan, P. (2015). What is Happiness? How is it Measured? Conceptual and Methodological Approaches in Economics of Happiness. In: D.Dumludag, E. Ruben (Ed.), Behavioral Approaches in Economics (pp. 163-177). Istanbul:  Imge Yayincilik. ISBN: 9789755338200 (In Turkish) [book here]

White Paper:

Yemiscigil, A. (2019). Purpose: A New Paradigm with Implications for Policy, Business, and Individual Lives. (White Paper - Global Relations Forum). [pdf here]


Yemiscigil, A.; Stern, N. (2015). Well-being: What Role Can Public Policy Play? The British Academy Debates, UK.