In Press Articles

Allen, K. R., Brändle, F., Botvinick, M. M., Fan, J., Gershman, S. J., Gopnik, A., Griffiths, T. L., Hartshorne, J. K., Hauser, T. U., Ho, M. K., De Leeuw, J. R., Ma, W. J., Murayama, K., Nelson, J. D., Van Opheusden, B., Pouncy, H. T., Rafner, J., Rahwan, I., Rutledge, R., … Schulz, E. (2024). Using games to understand the mind. Nature Human Behaviour. Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Fastrich, G. M., FitzGibbon, L., Lau, J. K., Aslan, S., Sakaki, M., & Murayama. K. (2024). Adult age differences in non-instrumental information seeking strategies. Psychology & Aging. (In Press)

Meliss, S., Tsuchiyagaito, A., Byrne, P., Van Reekum, C., & Murayama, K. (2024). Broad brain networks support curiosity-motivated incidental learning of naturalistic dynamic stimuli with and without monetary incentives. Imaging Neuroscience. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Singh, A., & Murayama, K. (2024). Creativity is motivated by novelty. Curiosity is triggered by uncertainty. (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences Request PDF Article

Lavelle-Hill, R. E., Frenzel, A. C., Goetz, T., Lichtenfeld, S., Marsh, H., Pekrun, R., Sakaki, M., Smith, G., & Murayama, K. (2024). How the predictors of math achievement change over time: A longitudinal machine learning approach. Journal of Educational Psychology OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Gfrörer, T. (2023). Thinking clearly about time-invariant confounders in cross-lagged panel models: A guide for model choice from causal inference perspective. Psychological Methods. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Preprint Articles

Eberhart, J., Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., & Bryce, D. (2024). Metacognitive monitoring in early elementary school-aged children: Task dependency in monitoring judgements, task consistency in monitoring behaviours. [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Tamai, R., Shigemasu, H., & Murayama, K. (2023). Deciphering morbid curiosity: Psychological mechanisms underlying the voluntary viewing of negative images. [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Lavelle-Hill, R. E., Smith, G., & Murayama, K. (2023). Machine learning meets traditional statistical methods in psychology: Challenges and future directions [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. Preprint Link    OSF Link   

Jach, H. K., Cools, R., Frisvold, A., Grubb, M., Hartley, C. A., Hartman, J., Hunter, L., Jia, R., De Lange, F. P., Larisch, R., Lavelle-Hill, R. E., Levy, I., Li, Y., Van Lieshout, L., Nussenbaum, K., Ravaioli, S., Wang, S., Wilson, R., Woodford, M., Murayama, K., & Gottlieb, J. (2023). Curiosity in cognitive science and personality psychology: Individual differences in information demand have a low dimensional structure that is predicted by personality traits [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Tamai, R., Shigemasu, H., & Murayama, K. (2023). Understanding the psychological mechanisms of the voluntary viewing of negative images. [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. Preprint Link    OSF Link   

FitzGibbon, L., Ogulumus, C., Fastrich, G. M., Lau, J. K. L., Aslan, S., Lepore, L., & Murayama, K. (2020). Understanding the forbidden fruit effect: People's desire to see what is forbidden and unavailable. [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Burgess, L. G., McNabb, C. B., FitzGibbon, L., Mulligan, N., Fancourt, A., Riddell, P., & Murayama, K. (2020). Friendship networks and academic motivation: A longitudinal investigation examining selection and influence processes in adolescents. [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Fastrich, G. M., & Murayama, K. (2018). Curiosity carry-over effect. [Preprint]. Open Science Framework. Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Published Articles


Campos, D. G., Fütterer, T., Gfrörer, T., Lavelle-Hill, R., Murayama, K., König, L., Hecht, M., Zitzmann, S., & Scherer, R. (2024). Screening smarter, not harder: A comparative analysis of machine learning screening algorithms and heuristic stopping criteria for systematic reviews in Educational Research. Educational Psychology Review, 36(1), 19. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., Izuma, K., Aoki, R., Yomogita, Y., Sugiura, A., Singhi, N., Matsumoto, M., & Matsumoto, K. (2024). Motivated with joy or anxiety: Does approach-avoidance goal framing elicit differential reward-network activation in the brain? Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Jach, H. (2024). A critique of motivation constructs to explain higher-order behavior: We should unpack the black box. (Target article.) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1–53.    Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Barbieri, P., Sarasso, P., Lodico, F., Aliverti, A., Murayama, K., Sacco, K., & Ronga, I. (2024). The aesthetic valve: How aesthetic appreciation may switch emotional states from anxiety to curiosity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 379(1895), 20220413.    Request PDF Article


Bardach, L., Neuendorf, C., Murayama, K., Fahrbach, T., Knigge, M., Nagengast, B., & Trautwein, U. (2023). Does students’ awareness of school-track-related stereotypes exacerbate inequalities in education? Npj Science of Learning, 8(1), 59. OPEN ACCESS     OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kim, S., Sakaki, M., & Murayama, K. (2023). Metacognition of curiosity: People underestimate the seductive lure of non-instrumental information. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., Frenzel, A. C., Goetz, T., Marsh, H. W., Lichtenfeld, S., & Pekrun, R. (2023). Developmental trajectories of achievement emotions in mathematics during adolescence. Child Development, cdev.13996. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Stone, H., FitzGibbon, L., Millan, E., & Murayama, K. (2023). Encouraging willingness to try insect foods with a utility-value intervention. Appetite, 190, 107002. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Higham, P. A., Fastrich, G. M., Potts, R., Murayama, K., Pickering, J. S., & Hadwin, J. A. (2023). Spaced retrieval practice: Can restudying trump retrieval? Educational Psychology Review, 35(4), 98. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Lieder, E. R., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Sakaki, M., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., Murayama, K., & Tanaka, A. (2023). Children’s study habits are predicted by their parents’ learning strategy preferences. Learning and Instruction, 88, 101809. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Guo, J., Hu, X., Elliot, A. J., Marsh, H. W., Murayama, K., Basarkod, G., Parker, P. D., & Dicke, T. (2023). Mastery-approach goals: A large-scale cross-cultural analysis of antecedents and consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 125(2), 397–420.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Jach, H. K., Bardach, L., & Murayama, K. (2023). How personality matters for education research. Educational Psychology Review, 35(3), 94.    Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Hipolito, G., Pagnamenta, E., Stacey, H., Wright, E., Joffe, V., Murayama, K., & Creswell, C. (2023). A systematic review and meta‐analysis of nonpharmacological interventions for children and adolescents with selective mutism. JCPP Advances, e12166. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Sticca, F., Goetz, T., Möller, J., Eberle, F., Murayma, K., & Shavelson, R. (2023). Same same but different: The role of subjective domain similarity in the longitudinal interplay among achievement and self-concept in multiple academic domains. Learning and Individual Differences, 102, 102270. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Meliss, S., Murayama, K., Yomogida, Y., Matsumori, K., Sugiura, A., Matsumoto, M., & Matsumoto, K. (2023). Motivated for near impossibility: How task type and reward modulate task enjoyment and the striatal activation for extremely difficult task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 23(1), 30–41. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Donnellan, E., Usami, S., & Murayama, K. (2023). Random item slope regression: An alternative measurement model that accounts for both similarities and differences in association with individual items. Psychological Methods. Advance online publication. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Marsh, H. W., Lüdtke, O., Pekrun, R., Parker, P. D., Murayama, K., Guo, J., Basarkod, G., Dicke, T., Donald, J. N., & Morin, A. J. S. (2023). School leaders’ self-efficacy and job satisfaction over nine annual waves: A substantive-methodological synergy juxtaposing competing models of directional ordering. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 73, 102170.   

Kurdi, V., Fukuzumi, N., Ishii, R., Tamura, A., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki, T., Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., & Tanaka, A. (2023). Transmission of basic psychological need satisfaction between parents and adolescents: The critical role of parental perceptions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 194855062311530. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Rohrer, J. M., & Murayama, K. (2023). These are not the effects you are looking for: Causality and the within-/between-persons distinction in longitudinal data analysis. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 6(1), 251524592211408. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Yagi, A., FitzGibbon, L., Murayama, K., Shinomori, K., & Sakaki, M. (2023). Uncertainty drives exploration of negative information across younger and older adults. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 23(3), 809–826.    Request PDF Article

Kajimura, S., Hoshino, T., & Murayama, K. (2023). Stimulus-specific random effects inflate false-positive classification accuracy in multivariate-voxel-pattern-analysis: A solution with generalized mixed-effects modelling. NeuroImage, 269, 119901. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Ohtani, K., Tamura, A., Sakaki, M., Murayama, K., Ishikawa, S., Ishii, R., Nakazato, N., Suzuki, T., & Tanaka, A. (2023). Parental perception matters: Reciprocal relations between adolescents’ depressive symptoms and parental perceptions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 70(1), 103–118.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Raw, J., Rorke, A., Ellis, J., Murayama, K., & Sakaki, M. (2023). Memory of the U.K.’s 2016 EU referendum: The effects of valence on the long-term measures of a public event. Emotion, 23(1), 52–74.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kuratomi, K., Johnsen, L., Kitagami, S., Hatano, A., & Murayama, K. (2023). People underestimate their capability to motivate themselves without performance-based extrinsic incentives. Motivation and Emotion, 47(4), 509–523. OPEN ACCESS     Preprint Link    Request PDF Article

Tanaka, A., Tamura, A., Ishii, R., Ishikawa, S., Nakazato, N., Ohtani, K., Sakaki, M., Suzuki, T., & Murayama, K. (2023). Longitudinal Association between Maternal Autonomy Support and Controlling Parenting and Adolescents’ Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52(5), 1058–1073. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article


Fitzgibbon, L., & Murayama, K. (2022). Counterfactual curiosity: Motivated thinking about what might have been. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 377(1866), 20210340. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Usami, S., & Sakaki, M. (2022). Summary-statistics-based power analysis: A new and practical method to determine sample size for mixed-effects modeling. Psychological Methods, 27(6), 1014–1038.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Tamura, A., Ishii, R., Yagi, A., Fukuzumi, N., Hatano, A., Sakaki, M., Tanaka, A., & Murayama, K. (2022). Exploring the within-person contemporaneous network of motivational engagement. Learning and Instruction, 81, 101649. OPEN ACCESS     OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Krannich, M., Goetz, T., Roos, A.-L., Murayama, K., Keller, M. M., Bieg, M., & Lipnevich, A. A. (2022). Predictive validity of state versus trait challenge and boredom for career aspirations. Learning and Instruction, 81, 101596. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Kandaleft, D., Murayama, K., Roesch, E., & Sakaki, M. (2022). Resting-state functional connectivity does not predict individual differences in the effects of emotion on memory. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 14481. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Tamura, A., Murayama, K., Ishii, R., Sakaki, M., & Tanaka, A. (2022). The effect of low-intensity exercise on emotional and cognitive engagement in the classroom. Npj Science of Learning, 7(1), 9. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Tang, X., Renninger, K. A., Hidi, S. E., Murayama, K., Lavonen, J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2022). The differences and similarities between curiosity and interest: Meta-analysis and network analyses. Learning and Instruction, 80, 101628. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Hatano, A., Ogulmus, C., Shigemasu, H., & Murayama, K. (2022). Thinking about thinking: People underestimate how enjoyable and engaging just waiting is. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(12), 3213–3229.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Schwerter, J., Dimpfl, T., Bleher, J., & Murayama, K. (2022). Benefits of additional online practice opportunities in higher education. The Internet and Higher Education, 53, 100834.    Request PDF Article

Donnellan, E., Aslan, S., Fastrich, G. M., & Murayama, K. (2022). How are curiosity and interest different? Naïve bayes classification of people’s beliefs. Educational Psychology Review, 34(1), 73–105. OPEN ACCESS     OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Flunger, B., Hollman, L., Hornstra, L., & Murayama, K. (2022). It's more about a lesson than a domain: Lesson-specific autonomy support, motivation, and engagement in math and a second language. Learning and Instruction, 77, 101500. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2022). A reward-learning framework of knowledge acquisition: An integrated account of curiosity, interest, and intrinsic–extrinsic rewards. Psychological Review, 129(1), 175–198.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article


Stone, H., FitzGibbon, L., Millan, E., & Murayama, K. (2021). Curious to eat insects? Curiosity as a key predictor of willingness to try novel food. Appetite, 168, 105790. OPEN ACCESS     OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Yamasaki, S., Nishida, A., Ando, S., Murayama, K., Hiraiwa-Hasegawa, M., Kasai, K., & Richards, M. (2021). Interaction of adolescent aspirations and self-control on wellbeing in old age: Evidence from a six-decade longitudinal UK birth cohort. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 16(6), 779–788. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article

Theobald, M., Breitwieser, J., Murayama, K., & Brod, G. (2021). Achievement emotions mediate the link between goal failure and goal revision: Evidence from digital learning environments. Computers in Human Behavior, 119, 106726.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

McNabb, C. B., & Murayama, K. (2021). Unnecessary reliance on multilevel modelling to analyse nested data in neuroscience: When a traditional summary-statistics approach suffices. Current Research in Neurobiology, 2, 100024. OPEN ACCESS     OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Aslan, S., Fastrich, G., Donnellan, E., Jones, D. J. W., & Murayama, K. (2021). People’s naïve belief about curiosity and interest: A qualitative study. PLOS ONE, 16(9), e0256632. OPEN ACCESS     Request PDF Article


Yagi, A., Nouchi, R., Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., & Kawashima, R. (2020). The role of cognitive control in age-related changes in well-being. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 12, 198.    Request PDF Article

Tracey, D., Morin, A. J. S., Pekrun, R., Arens, A. K., Murayama, K., Lichtenfeld, S., Frenzel, A. C., Goetz, T., & Maïano, C. (2020). Mathematics motivation in students with low cognitive ability: A longitudinal study of motivation and relations with effort, self-regulation, and grades. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 125(2), 125–147.    Request PDF Article

Ozono, H., Komiya, A., Kuratomi, K., Hatano, A., Fastrich, G., Raw, J. A. L., Haffey, A., Meliss, S., Lau, J. K. L., & Murayama, K. (2020). Magic curiosity arousing tricks (MagicCATs): A novel stimulus collection to induce epistemic emotions. Behavior Research Methods, 53, 188-215.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Miyamoto, A., Murayama, K., & Lechner, C. M. (2020). The developmental trajectory of intrinsic reading motivation: Measurement invariance, group variations, and implications for reading proficiency. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 63, 101921.    Request PDF Article

McNabb, C. B., Lindner, M., Shen, S., Burgess, L. G., Murayama, K., & Johnstone, T. (2020). Inter-slice leakage and intra-slice aliasing in simultaneous multi-slice echo-planar images. Brain Structure and Function, 225(3), 1153–1158.    Request PDF Article

McNabb, C. B., Burgess, L. G., Fancourt, A., Mulligan, N., FitzGibbon, L., Riddell, P., & Murayama, K. (2020). No evidence for a relationship between social closeness and similarity in resting-state functional brain connectivity in schoolchildren. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 10710.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Matyjek, M., Meliss, S., Dziobek, I., & Murayama, K. (2020). A multidimensional view on social and non-social rewards. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 818.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Lau, J. K. L., Ozono, H., Kuratomi, K., Komiya, A., & Murayama, K. (2020). Shared striatal activity in decisions to satisfy curiosity and hunger at the risk of electric shocks. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(5), 531–543.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Kajimura, S., Masuda, N., Lau, J. K. L., & Murayama, K. (2020). Focused attention meditation changes the boundary and configuration of functional networks in the brain. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 18426.    Request PDF Article

FitzGibbon, L., Lau, J. K. L., & Murayama, K. (2020). The seductive lure of curiosity: Information as a motivationally salient reward. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, 21–27.    Request PDF Article

FitzGibbon, L., Komiya, A., & Murayama, K. (2020). The lure of counterfactual curiosity: People incur a cost to experience regret. Psychological Science, 32(2), 241-255.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Fastrich, G. M., & Murayama, K. (2020). Development of interest and role of choice during sequential knowledge acquisition. AERA Open, 6(2), 1-16.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article


Vogl, E., Pekrun, R., Murayama, K., Loderer, K., & Schubert, S. (2019). Surprise, curiosity, and confusion promote knowledge exploration: Evidence for robust effects of epistemic emotions. Frontiers in Psychology, 20, 2474.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Usami, S., Todo, N., & Murayama, K. (2019). Modeling reciprocal effects in medical research: Critical discussion on the current practices and potential alternative models. PLoS ONE, 14(9), e0209133.    Request PDF Article

Usami, S., Murayama, K., & Hamaker, E. L. (2019). A unified framework of longitudinal models to examine reciprocal relations. Psychological Methods, 24(5), 637–657.    Request PDF Article

Pekrun, R., Murayama, K., Marsh, H. W., Goetz, T., & Frenzel, A. C. (2019). Happy fish in little ponds: Testing a reference group model of achievement and emotion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117(1), 166–185.    Request PDF Article

Ohtani, K., Murayama, K., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Sakaki, M., Ishikawa, S., Suzuki T., & Tanaka, A. (2019). Parental motivational perseverance predicts adolescents' depressive symptoms: An intergenerational analysis with actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 212-227.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., FitzGibbon, L., & Sakaki, M. (2019). Process account of curiosity and interest: A reward learning model of knowledge acquisition. Educational Psychology Review, 31, 875-895.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Lawrence, P. J, Murayama, K., & Creswell, C. (2019). Anxiety and depressive disorders in offspring of parents with anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 58(1), 46-60.    Request PDF Article

Buechner, V. L., Stahn, V., & Murayama, K. (2019). The power and affiliation component of achievement pride: Antecedents of achievement pride and effects on academic performance. Frontiers in Education, 3, 107.    Request PDF Article


Usami, S., & Murayama, K. (2018). Time-specific errors in growth curve modeling: Type-1 error inflation and a possible solution with mixed-effects models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 53(6), 876-897.    Request PDF Article

Ueno, T., Meteyard, L., Hoffman, P., & Murayama, K. (2018). The ventral anterior temporal lobe has a necessary role in exception word reading. Cerebral Cortex, 28(8), 3035-3045.    Request PDF Article

Takeda, K., Sumizoshi, T., Matsumoto, M., Murayama, K., Saturo, I., Matsumoto, K., & Nakagome, K. (2018). Neural correlates for intrinsic motivational deficits of schizophrenia: Implication for therapeutics of cognitive impairment. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 178.    Request PDF Article

Scholer, A. A., Miele, D. B., Murayama, K., & Fujita, K. (2018). New directions in self-regulation: The role of metamotivational beliefs. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(6), 437-442.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., Yagi, A., & Murayama, K (2018). Curiosity in old age: A possible key to achieving adaptive aging. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 88, 106-116.    Request PDF Article

Marsh, H. W., Pekrun, R., Parker, P. D., Murayama, K., Guo, J., Dicke, T., & Arens, A. K. (2019). The murky distinction between self-concept and self-efficacy: Beware of lurking jingle-jangle fallacies. Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(2), 331–353.    Request PDF Article

Marsh, H. W., Pekrun, R., Murayama, K., Arens, A. K., Parker, P. D., Guo, J., & Dicke, T. (2018). An integrated model of academic self-concept development: Academic self-concept, grades, test scores, and tracking over 6 years. Developmental Psychology, 54(2), 263–280.    Request PDF Article

Ishikawa, S., Ishii, R., Fukuzumi, N., Murayama, K., Ohtani, K., Sakaki, M., Suzuki, T., & Tanaka, A. (2018). Development, reliability, and validity of the Japanese short version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale for adolescents. Anxiety Disorder Research, 10(1), 64-73.    Request PDF Article

Hudson, J. L., Murayama, K., Meteyard, L., Morris, T., & Dodd, H. F. (2018). Early childhood predictors of anxiety in early adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 1121-1133.    Request PDF Article

Fastrich, G. M., Kerr, T., Castel, A. D., & Murayama, K. (2018). The role of interest in memory for trivia questions: An investigation with a large-scale database. Motivation Science, 4(3), 227–250.   Raw Data    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Jury, M., & Murayama, K. (2018). Trait and perceived environmental competitiveness in achievement situations. Journal of Personality, 86(3), 353-367.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J. Aldhobaiban, N.,Murayama, K., Kobeisy, A., Goclowska, M. A., & Khyat, A. (2018). Impression management and achievement motivation: Investigating substantive links. International Journal of Psychology, 53(1), 16-22.    Request PDF Article

Burgess, L. G., Riddell, P. M., Fancourt, A., & Murayama, K. (2018). The influence of social contagion within education: A motivational perspective. Mind, Brain and Education, 12(4), 164-174.    Request PDF Article


Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K., & Murayama, K. (2017). A prospective study of the motivational and health dynamics of internet gaming disorder. Peer J, 5, 3838.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Warwick, H., Reardon, T., Cooper, P., Murayama, K., Reynolds, S., Wilson, C., & Creswell, C. (2017). Complete recovery from anxiety disorders following cognitive behavior therapy in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 52, 77-91.    Request PDF Article

Takeda, K., Matsumoto, M., Ogata, Y., Maida, K., Murakami, H., Murayama, K., Shimoji, K., Hanakawa, T., Matsumoto, K., & Nakagome, K. (2017). Impaired prefrontal activity to regulate the intrinsic motivation-action link in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 16, 32-42.    Request PDF Article

Rhodes, M. G., Witherby, A. E., Castel, A. D., & Murayama, K. (2017). Explaining the forgetting bias effect on value judgments: The influence of memory for a past test. Memory & Cognition, 45, 362-374.    Request PDF Article

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., & Murayama, K. (2017). Internet gaming disorder: Investigating the clinical relevance of a new phenomenon. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(3), 230-236.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., & Murayama, K. (2017). Open scientific practices are the way forward for internet gaming disorder research: Response to Yao et al. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(5), 487-487.    OSF Link    Request PDF Article

Pekrun, R., Lichtenfeld, S., Marsh, H. W., Murayama, K., & Goetz, T. (2017). Achievement emotions and academic performance: Longitudinal models of reciprocal effects. Child Development, 88(5), 1653-1670.    Request PDF Article

Middlebrooks, C. D., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2017). Test expectancy and memory for important information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(6), 972–985.    Request PDF Article

Marsh, H. W., Pekrun, R., Parker, P. D., Murayama, K., Guo, J., Dicke, T., & Lichtenfeld, S. (2017). Long-term positive effects of repeating a year in school: Six-year longitudinal study of self-beliefs, anxiety, social relations, school grades, and test scores. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(3), 425–438.    Request PDF Article

Hamm, J. M., Perry, R. P., Chipperfield, J. G., Murayama, K., & Weiner, B. (2017). Attribution-based motivation treatment efficacy in an online learning environment for students who differ in cognitive engagement. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 600-616.    Request PDF Article

Goclowska, M. A., Aldhobaiban, N., Elliot, A. J., Murayama, K., Kobeisy, A., & Abdelaziz, A. (2017). Temperament and self-based correlates of cooperative, competitive and individualistic learning preferences. International Journal of Psychology, 52(3), 180-188.    Request PDF Article

Arens, A. K., Marsh, H. W., Pekrun, R., Lichtenfeld, S., Murayama, K., & vom Hofe, R. (2017). Math self-concept, grades, and achievement test scores: Long-term reciprocal effects across five waves and three achievement tracks. Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(5), 621–634.    Request PDF Article


Yamagata, B., Murayama, K., Black, J. M., Hancock, R., Mimura, M., Yang, T. T., Reiss, A. L., & Hoeft, F. (2016). Female-specific intergenerational transmission patterns of the human corticolimbic circuitry. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(4), 1254-1260.    Request PDF Article

Ueno, T., Fastrich, G. M., & Murayama, K. (2016). Meta-analysis to integrate effect sizes within an article: Possible misuse and Type I error inflation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(5), 643–654.    Request PDF Article

Sugiura, A., Aoki, R, Murayama, K., Yomogida, Y., Haji, T., Saito, A., Hasegawa, T., & Matsumoto, K. (2016). Regional gray matter volume in the posterior precuneus is associated with general self-efficacy. NeuroReport, 27(18), 1350-1353.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Pekrun, R., Suzuki, M., Marsh, H. W., & Lichtenfeld, S. (2016). Don't aim too high for your kids: Parental over-aspiration undermines students' learning in mathematics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111(5), 766-779.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Kitagami, S., Tanaka, A., & Raw, J. A. L. (2016). People’s naiveté about how extrinsic rewards influence intrinsic motivation. Motivation Science, 2(3), 138–142.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Blake, A. B., Kerr, T., & Castel, A. D. (2016). When enough is not enough: Information overload and metacognitive decisions to stop studying information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(6), 914–924.    Request PDF Article

Middlebrooks, C. D., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2016). The value in rushing: Memory and selectivity when short on time. Acta Psychologica, 170, 1-9.    Request PDF Article

Middlebrooks, C. D., McGillivray, S., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2016). Memory for allergies and health foods: How younger and older adults strategically remember critical health information. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 73(3), 389-399.    Request PDF Article

Marsh, H. W., Pekrun, R., Lichtenfeld, S., Guo, J., Arens, A. K., & Murayama, K. (2016). Breaking the double-edged sword of effort/trying hard: Developmental equilibrium and longitudinal relations among effort, achievement, and academic self-concept. Developmental Psychology, 52(8), 1273–1290.    Request PDF Article

Kuhbandner, C., Aslan, A., Emmerdinger K., & Murayama K. (2016). Providing extrinsic reward for test performance undermines long-term memory acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 79.    Request PDF Article

Ikeda, K., Yue, C. L., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2016). Achievement goals affect metacognitive judgments. Motivation Science, 2(4), 199–219.    Request PDF Article

Goetz, T., Sticca, F., Pekrun, R., Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2016). Intraindividual relations between achievement goals and discrete achievement emotions: An experience sampling approach. Learning and Instruction, 41, 115-125.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Aldhobaiban, N., Kobeisy, A., Murayama, K., Goclowska, M. A., Lichtenfeld, S., & Khyat, A. (2016). Linking social interdependence preferences to achievement goal adoption. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, 291-295.    Request PDF Article

Castel, A. D., Friedman, M. C., McGillivray, S., Flores, C. C., Murayama, K., Kerr, T., & Drolet, A. (2016). I owe you: Age-related similarities and differences in associated memory for gains and losses. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 23(5), 549-565.    Request PDF Article


Weidman, A. C., Augustine, A. A, Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2015). Internalizing symptomatology and academic achievement: Bi-directional prospective relations in adolescence. Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 106-114.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Matsumoto, M., Izuma, K., Sugiura, A., Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L., & Matsumoto, K. (2015). How self-determined choice facilitates performance: A key role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 25(5), 1241-1251.    Request PDF Article

McGillivray, S., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2015). Thirst for knowledge: The effects of curiosity and interest on memory in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 30(4), 835–841.    Request PDF Article

Kovas, Y., Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Petrill, S. A., Plomin, R., Malykh, S. B., Spinath, F., Murayama, K., Ando, J., Bogdanova, O. Y., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Forget-Dubois, N.,Galajinsky, E. V., Gottschling, J., Guay, F., Lemelin, J-P., Logan, J. A. R., Yamagata, S., Shikishima, C., Spinath, B., Thompson, L. A., Tikhomirova, T. N., Tosto, M. G., Tremblay, R., & Vitaro, F. (2015). Why children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 51-63.    Request PDF Article

Izuma, K., Akula, S., Murayama, K., Wu, D-A., Iacoboni, M., & Adolphs, R. (2015). A causal role for posterior medial prefrontal cortex in choice-induced preference change. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(8), 3598-3606.    Request PDF Article

Ikeda, K., Castel, A. D., & Murayama, K. (2015). Mastery-approach goals eliminate retrieval-induced forgetting: The role of achievement goals in memory inhibition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(5), 687-695.    Request PDF Article

Friedman, M. C., McGillivray, S., Murayama, K., & Castel, A. D. (2015). Memory for medication side effects in younger and older adults: The role of subjective and objective importance. Memory & Cognition, 43, 206-215.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Murayama, K., Kobeisy, A., & Lichtenfeld, S. (2015). Potential-based achievement goals. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 85, 192-206.    Request PDF Article


Tanaka, A., & Murayama, K. (2014). Within-person analyses of situational interest and boredom: Interactions between task-specific perceptions and achievement goals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(4), 1122–1134.    Request PDF Article

Storm, B. C., Friedman, M. C., Murayama, K., & Bjork, R. A. (2014). On the transfer of prior tests or study events to subsequent study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(1), 115–124.    Request PDF Article

Pekrun, R., Cusack, A., Murayama, K., Elliot, A, J., & Thomas, K. (2014). The power of anticipated feedback: Effects on students' achievement goals and achievement emotions. Learning and Instruction, 29, 115-124.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Sakaki, M., Yan, V. X., & Smith, G. M. (2014). Type I error inflation in the traditional by-participant analysis to metamemory accuracy: A generalized mixed-effects model perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(5), 1287–1306.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Pekrun, R., & Fiedler, K. (2014). Research practices that can prevent an inflation of false-positive rates. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18(2), 107-118.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Miyatsu, T., Buchli, D., & Storm, B. C. (2014). Forgetting as a consequence of retrieval: A meta-analytic review of retrieval-induced forgetting. Psychological Bulletin, 140(5), 1383–1409.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Kitagami, S. (2014). Consolidation power of extrinsic rewards: Reward cues enhance long-term memory for irrelevant past events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 15–20.    Request PDF Article

Eich, T. S. , Murayama, K., Castel, A. D., & Knowlton, B. J. (2014). The dynamic effects of age-related stereotype threat on explicit and implicit memory performance in older adults. Social Cognition, 32(6), 559-570.    Request PDF Article

Braver, T. S., Krug, M. K., Chiew, K. S., Kool, W., Westbrook, J. A., Clement, N. J., Adcock, R. A., Barch, D. M., Botvinick, M. M., Carver, C. S., Cols, R., Custers, R., Dickinson, A., Dweck, C. S., Fishbach, A., Gollwitzer, P. M., Hess, T. M., Isaacowitz, D. M., Mather, M., Murayama, K., Pessoa, L., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., & Somerville, L. H. (2014). Mechanisms of motivation-cognition interaction: Challenges and opportunities. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 443-472.    Request PDF Article

Aoki, R., Matsumoto, M., Yomogida, Y., Izuma, K., Murayama, K., Sugiura, A., Camerer, C. F., Adolphs, R., & Matsumoto, K. (2014). Social equality in the number of choice options is represented in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(18), 6413-6421.    Request PDF Article


Yoshida, T., & Murayama, K. (2013). Why students often fail to use learning strategies that experts have found effective? An intra-individual analysis. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 61(1), 32-43.    Request PDF Article

Sakaki, M., & Murayama.K. (2013). Automatic ability attribution after failure: A dual process view of achievement attribution. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e63066.    Request PDF Article

Przybylski, A. K., Murayama, K., DeHaan, C. R., & Gladwell, V. (2013). Motivational, emotional, and behavioral correlates of fear of missing out. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(4), 1841-1848.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Pekrun, R., Lichtenfeld, S., & vom Hofe, R. (2013). Predicting long-term growth in adolescents' mathematics achievement: The unique contributions of motivation and cognitive strategies. Child Development, 84(4), 1475-1490.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2012). The competition–performance relation: A meta-analytic review and test of the opposing processes model of competition and performance. Psychological Bulletin, 138(6), 1035–1070.    Request PDF Article

Izuma, K., & Murayama, K. (2013). Choice-induced preference change in the free-choice paradigm: A critical methodological review. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(41), 1-12.    Request PDF Article

Castel, A. D., Murayama, K., Friedman, M. C., McGillivray, S., & Link, I. (2013). Selecting valuable information to remember: Age-related differences and similarities in self-regulated learning. Psychology and Aging, 28(1), 232–242.    Request PDF Article


Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Murayama, K., Lynch, M. F., & Ryan, R. M. (2012). The ideal self at play: The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be. Psychological Science, 23(1), 69-76.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2012). Further clarifying the competition–performance relation: Reply to D. W. Johnson et al. (2012). Psychological Bulletin, 138(6), 1079–1084.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2012). The concept of validity: Historic and psychometric perspectives. The Annual Report of Educational Psychology in Japan, 51, 118-130.    Request PDF Article

Lichtenfeld, S., Pekrun, R., Stupnisky, R. H., Reiss, K., & Murayama, K. (2012). Measuring students' emotions in the early years: The achievement emotions questionnaire-elementary school (AEQ-ES). Learning and Individual Differences, 22(2), 190-201.    Request PDF Article

Law, W., Elliot, A. J., & Murayama, K. (2012). Perceived competence moderates the relation between performance-approach and performance-avoidance goals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104(3), 806-819.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Sedikides, C., Murayama, K., Tanaka, A., Thrash, T. M., & Mapes, R. R. (2012). Cross-cultural generality and specificity in self-regulation: Avoidance personal goals and multiple aspects of wellbeing in the U.S. and Japan. Emotion, 12(5), 1031-1040.    Request PDF Article


Suzuki, M., Tanaka, E., Murayama, K., & Ichikawa, S. (2011). Classification of efficient calculation problems and the effect of instruction using an abstract strategy. Educational Technology Research, 34, 75-83.    Request PDF Article

Shikishima, C., Yamagata, S., Hiraishi, K., Sugimoto, Y., Murayama, K., & Ando, J. (2011). A simple syllogism-solving test: Empirical findings and implications for g research. Intelligence, 39, 89-99.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Elliot, A. J., & Yamagata, S. (2011). Separation of performance-approach and performance-avoidance achievement goals: A broader analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(1), 238-256.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Kuhbandner, C. (2011). Money enhances memory consolidation - But only for boring material. Cognition, 119, 120-124.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2011). Achievement motivation and memory: Achievement goals differentially influence immediate and delayed remember-know recognition memory. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(10), 1339-1348.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Thrash, A. M., & Murayama, K. (2011). Longitudinal analysis of self-regulation and well-being: Avoidance personal goals, avoidance coping, stress generation, and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality, 79(3), 643-674.    Request PDF Article

Elliot, A. J., Murayama, K., & Pekrun, R. (2011). A 3 x 2 achievement goal model. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(3), 632-648.    Request PDF Article


Murayama, K., Matsumoto, M., Izuma, K., & Matsumoto, K. (2010). Neural basis of the undermining effect of extrinsic reward on intrinsic motivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(49), 20911-20916.    Request PDF Article

Izuma, K., Matsumoto, M., Murayama, K., Samejima, K., Sadato, N., & Matsumoto, K. (2010). Neural correlates of cognitive dissonance and choice-induced preference change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(51), 22014-22019.    Request PDF Article


Murayama, K., Zhou, M., & Nesbit, J. C. (2009). A cross-cultural examination of the psychometric properties of the achievement goal questionnaire. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69(2), 266-286.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2009). The joint influence of personal achievement goals and classroom goal structures on achievement-relevant outcomes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(2), 432-447.    Request PDF Article

Ichikawa, S., Haebara, T., Sugisawa, T., Seo, M., Kiyokawa, S., Inuzuka, M., Murayama, K., Uesaka, Y., Kobayashi, H., & Shinogaya, K. (2009). Development of COMPASS: Componential assessment for basic competence and study skills in mathematics. Cognitive Studies, 16(3), 333-347.    Request PDF Article


Elliot, A. J., & Murayama, K. (2008). On the measurement of achievement goals: Critique, illustration, and application. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100(3), 613-628.    Request PDF Article


Takahashi, A., & Murayama, K. (2006). Quantitative and qualitative analyses of achievement in integrated study: Specific nature of task demands in integrated learning. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 54(3), 371-383.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2006). Test format scheme and the relation between objective tests and learning strategies. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 54(1), 63-74.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2006). Adaptation to the test: A review of problems and perspectives. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 54(2), 265-279.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2006). Advances in the dual process models of recognition memory: Methodological problems and a proposal of "multilevel framework". Japanese Psychological Review, 49(6), 569-591.    Request PDF Article


Murayama, K. (2005). Does the avoidance of help seeking have deleterious effects on achievement? Developmental Studies in Social Motivation, 53(2), 273-286.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2005). Exploring the mechanism of test-expectancy effects on strategy change. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology , 53(2), 172-184.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., & Oikawa, M. (2005). Are avoidance strategies always maladaptive? Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 53(2), 273-286.    Request PDF Article


Murayama, K. (2004). Effects of test format on learning strategy and perceived utility. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 75(3), 262-268.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2004). The three dimensional framework of positive and negative goal representation. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 52(2), 199-213.    Request PDF Article

Hashimoto, W. Inuzuka, M., & Murayama, K. (2004). Effects of an abstract theme and daily-life context of information on children's understanding of social scientific concepts. Japanese Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice, 27, 21-30.


Murayama, K. (2003). Test format and learning strategy use. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 51(1), 1-12.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2003). Learning strategy use and short- and long-term perceived utility. Japanese Journal of Educational Psychology, 51(2), 130-140.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2003). Test of undifferentiated performance-goal hypothesis. Developmental Studies in Social Motivation, 2.

Murayama, K (2003). History and recent advances in achievement goal theory: A critical review of Ames and Archer's (1987, 1988) framework. Japanese Psychological Review, 46(4), 564-583.    Request PDF Article

Book Chapters

Murayama, K. (2023). Are cognition, motivation, and emotion the same or different?: Let’s abandon that thinking. In M. Bong, J. Reeve, & S. Kim (Eds.), Motivation Science (1st ed., pp. 243-C6.5F1). Oxford University Press. Preprint Link   

Donnellan, E., Sakaki, M., & Murayama, K. (2022). From curiosity to interest: Accumulated knowledge supports long-term persistence of information-seeking behavior. In I. Cogliati Dezza, E. Schulz, & C. M. Wu (Eds.), The drive for knowledge (1st ed., pp. 31–52). Cambridge University Press.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Elliot, A. J., & Jury, M. (2021). Motivational dynamics underlying competition: The opposing processes model of competition and performance. In S. M. Garcia, A. Tor, & A. J. Elliot (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Competition (1st ed., pp. 189–209). Oxford University Press.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2021). Motivation resides only in our language, not in our mental processes. In M. Bong, S. Kim, and J. Reeve (Eds). Motivation science: Controversies and insights. Oxford University Press. Preprint Link   

Murayama, K., & Elliot, A. J. (2019). Achievement goaIs. In R. M. Ryan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of human motivation (pp. 227–245). Oxford University Press.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K. (2019). Neuroscientific and psychological approaches to incentives: Commonality and multifaceted views. In K. A. Renninger & S. E. Hidi (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of motivation and learning (pp. 141–162). Cambridge University Press.    Request PDF Article

Izuma, K., & Murayama, K. (2019). Neural basis of cognitive dissonance. In E. Harmon-Jones (Ed.), Cognitive dissonance: Reexamining a pivotal theory in psychology (2nd ed.). (pp. 227–245). American Psychological Association.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Goetz, T., Malmberg, L-E., Pekrun, R., Tanaka, A., & Martin, A. J. (2017). Within-person analysis in educational psychology: Importance and illustrations. In D. W. Putwain, & K. Smart (Eds.). British Journal of Educational Psychology Monograph Series II: Psychological Aspects of Education - Current trends: The role of competence beliefs in teaching and learning, 71-87. Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Izuma, K., Aoki, R., & Matsumoto, K. (2016). “Your Choice” motivates you in the brain: The emergence of autonomy neuroscience. In Advances in motivation and achievement (pp. 95–125). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.    Request PDF Article

Murayama, K., Elliot, A. J., & Friedman, R. (2012). Achievement goals. In R. M. Ryan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of human motivation (pp. 191–207). Oxford University Press.   

Elliot, A. J., Conroy, D. E., Barron, K. E., & Murayama, K. (2010). Achievement motives and goals: A developmental analysis. In R. M. Lerner, M. E. Lamb, & A. M. Freund (Eds.), The handbook of life-span development (p. hlsd002013). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.    Request PDF Article

Friedman, R., Moller, A. C., Fryer, J. W., Zahn, I., Law, W., Acuff, R. D., Niesta, D., Murayama, K., Meier, A. M., Jelstad, B., & Elliot, A. J. (2009). Achievement goals in the context of the hierarchical model of approach-avoidance achievement motivation. In A. Kaplan, S. A. Karabenick & E. DeGroot (Eds.). Culture, self, and motivation: Essays in honor of Martin L. Maehr (pp. 111-134).   

Murayama, K. (2008). Objective test items. In E. Anderman (Ed.). Psychology of classroom learning: An encyclopedia..