Dr Netta Weinstein

Senior Lecturer

Research group:
Social & Environmental Psychology
Email:
WeinsteinN@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 9435
Location:
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

I study how motivation and environmental support, for example for basic psychological needs, determines the quality relationships and well-being. I examine these topics in relation to adaptive self-regulation, such as the regulation of negative emotions and psychological stress, as well as effort and care extended to relationships. In addition, I study the links between nature and human experience. I examine the function of nature as an energising agent and a catalyst for connecting to one’s environment and toward other people.

Teaching summary

I have been teaching courses on psychotherapy, relationships, and statistics.

Selected publications (2008 onwards)

2016

Weinstein, N., Legate, N., Kumashiro, M. and Ryan, R. M. (2016). Autonomy support and diastolic blood pressure: long term effects and conflict navigation in romantic relationshipsMotivation and Emotion, 40(2), 212-225. (10.1007/s11031-015-9526-6) pdf

2014

Weinstein, N. (2014). Human motivation and interpersonal relationships. Netherlands: Springer. (10.1007/978-94-017-8542-6)

2013

Legate, N., DeHaan, C. R., Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2013). Hurting you hurts me too: the psychological costs of complying with ostracismPsychological Science, 24(4), 583-588. (10.1177/0956797612457951)

Przybylski, A. K. and Weinstein, N. (2013). Can you connect with me now? How the presence of mobile communication technology influences face-to-face conversation qualityJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(3), 237-246. (10.1177/0265407512453827)

Weinstein, N., Legate, N. and Przybylski, A. K. (2013). Beauty is in the eye of the psychologically fulfilled: How need satisfying experiences shape aesthetic perceptions of spacesMotivation and Emotion, 37(2), 245-260. (10.1007/s11031-012-9312-7)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2013). The integrative process: new research and future directionsCurrent Directions In Psychological Science, 22(1), 69-74. (10.1177/0963721412468001)

2012

Brown, K. W., Weinstein, N. and Creswell, J. D. (2012). Trait mindfulness modulates neuroendocrine and affective responses to social evaluative threatPsychoneuroendocrinology, 37(12), 2037-2041. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.04.003)

Legate, N., Ryan, R. M. and Weinstein, N. (2012). Is coming out always a "good thing"? Exploring the relations of autonomy support, outness, and wellness for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individualsSocial Psychological and Personality Science, 3(2), 145-152. (10.1177/1948550611411929)

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Murayama, K., Lynch, M. F. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). The ideal self at play: the appeal of video games that let you be all you can bePsychological Science, 23(1), 69-76. (10.1177/0956797611418676)

Weinstein, N., Ryan, W. S., DeHaan, C. R., Przybylski, A. K., Legate, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and explicit sexual identities: Dynamics of self-acceptance and defenseJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 815-832. (10.1037/a0026854)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). Prosocial behaviors. In: Michalos, A. ed. Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 5127-5130. (10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2293)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). The index of autonomous functioning: Development of a scale of human autonomyJournal of Research in Personality, 46(4), 397-413. (10.1016/j.jrp.2012.03.007)

2011

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). A motivational approach to stress response and adaptationStress and Health, 27(1), 4-17. (10.1002/smi.1368)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). A self-determination theory approach to understanding stress incursion and responsesStress and Health, 27(1), 4-17. (10.1002/smi.1368)

Weinstein, N., Hodgins, H. S. and Ostvik-White, E. (2011). Humor as aggression: Effects of motivation on hostility expressed in humor appreciationJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(6), 1043-1055. (10.1037/a0022495)

Weinstein, N., Deci, E. L. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). Motivational determinants of integrating positive and negative past identitiesJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(3), 527-544. (10.1037/a0022150)

2010

Hodgins, H. S., Weibust, K. S., Weinstein, N., Shiffman, S., Miller, A., Coombs, G. and Adair, K. C. (2010). The cost of self-protection: Threat response and performance as a function of autonomous and controlled motivationsPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(8), 1101-1114. (10.1177/0146167210375618)

Ryan, R. M., Weinstein, N., Bernstein, J., Brown, K. W., Mistretta, L. and Gagné, M. (2010). Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in natureJournal of Environmental Psychology, 30(2), 159-168. (10.1016/j.jenvp.2009.10.009)

Weinstein, N., DeHaan, C. R. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). Attributing autonomous versus introjected motivation to helpers and the recipient experience: Effects on gratitude, attitudes, and well-beingMotivation and Emotion, 34(4), 418-431. (10.1007/s11031-010-9183-8)

Weinstein, N., Hodgins, H. S. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). Autonomy and control in dyads: effects on interaction quality and joint creative performancePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(12), 1603-1617. (10.1177/0146167210386385)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). When helping helps: Autonomous motivation for prosocial behavior and its influence on well-being for the helper and recipientJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(2), 222-244. (10.1037/a0016984)

2009

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Ryan, R. M. and Rigby, C. S. (2009). Having to versus wanting to play: background and consequences of harmonious versus obsessive engagement in video gamesCyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(5), 485-492. (10.1089/cpb.2009.0083)

Ryan, R. M. and Weinstein, N. (2009). Undermining quality teaching and learning: A self-determination theory perspective on high-stakes testingTheory and Research in Education, 7(2), 224-233. (10.1177/1477878509104327)

Weinstein, N., Brown, K. W. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). A multi-method examination of the effects of mindfulness on stress attribution, coping, and emotional well-beingJournal of Research in Personality, 43(3), 374-385. (10.1016/j.jrp.2008.12.008)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosityPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(10), 1315-1329. (10.1177/0146167209341649)

Weinstein, N. and Hodgins, H. S. (2009). The moderating role of autonomy and control on the benefits of written emotion expressionPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(3), 351-364. (10.1177/0146167208328165)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). Vitality. In: Lopez, S. ed. Encyclopedia of positive psychology. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1023-1025.

Full list of publications

2016

Weinstein, N., Legate, N., Kumashiro, M. and Ryan, R. M. (2016). Autonomy support and diastolic blood pressure: long term effects and conflict navigation in romantic relationshipsMotivation and Emotion, 40(2), 212-225. (10.1007/s11031-015-9526-6) pdf

2014

Weinstein, N. (2014). Human motivation and interpersonal relationships. Netherlands: Springer. (10.1007/978-94-017-8542-6)

2013

Legate, N., DeHaan, C. R., Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2013). Hurting you hurts me too: the psychological costs of complying with ostracismPsychological Science, 24(4), 583-588. (10.1177/0956797612457951)

Przybylski, A. K. and Weinstein, N. (2013). Can you connect with me now? How the presence of mobile communication technology influences face-to-face conversation qualityJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30(3), 237-246. (10.1177/0265407512453827)

Weinstein, N., Legate, N. and Przybylski, A. K. (2013). Beauty is in the eye of the psychologically fulfilled: How need satisfying experiences shape aesthetic perceptions of spacesMotivation and Emotion, 37(2), 245-260. (10.1007/s11031-012-9312-7)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2013). The integrative process: new research and future directionsCurrent Directions In Psychological Science, 22(1), 69-74. (10.1177/0963721412468001)

2012

Brown, K. W., Weinstein, N. and Creswell, J. D. (2012). Trait mindfulness modulates neuroendocrine and affective responses to social evaluative threatPsychoneuroendocrinology, 37(12), 2037-2041. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.04.003)

Legate, N., Ryan, R. M. and Weinstein, N. (2012). Is coming out always a "good thing"? Exploring the relations of autonomy support, outness, and wellness for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individualsSocial Psychological and Personality Science, 3(2), 145-152. (10.1177/1948550611411929)

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Murayama, K., Lynch, M. F. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). The ideal self at play: the appeal of video games that let you be all you can bePsychological Science, 23(1), 69-76. (10.1177/0956797611418676)

Weinstein, N., Ryan, W. S., DeHaan, C. R., Przybylski, A. K., Legate, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and explicit sexual identities: Dynamics of self-acceptance and defenseJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 815-832. (10.1037/a0026854)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). Prosocial behaviors. In: Michalos, A. ed. Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Netherlands: Springer, pp. 5127-5130. (10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2293)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2012). The index of autonomous functioning: Development of a scale of human autonomyJournal of Research in Personality, 46(4), 397-413. (10.1016/j.jrp.2012.03.007)

2011

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). A motivational approach to stress response and adaptationStress and Health, 27(1), 4-17. (10.1002/smi.1368)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). A self-determination theory approach to understanding stress incursion and responsesStress and Health, 27(1), 4-17. (10.1002/smi.1368)

Weinstein, N., Hodgins, H. S. and Ostvik-White, E. (2011). Humor as aggression: Effects of motivation on hostility expressed in humor appreciationJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(6), 1043-1055. (10.1037/a0022495)

Weinstein, N., Deci, E. L. and Ryan, R. M. (2011). Motivational determinants of integrating positive and negative past identitiesJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(3), 527-544. (10.1037/a0022150)

2010

Hodgins, H. S., Weibust, K. S., Weinstein, N., Shiffman, S., Miller, A., Coombs, G. and Adair, K. C. (2010). The cost of self-protection: Threat response and performance as a function of autonomous and controlled motivationsPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(8), 1101-1114. (10.1177/0146167210375618)

Ryan, R. M., Weinstein, N., Bernstein, J., Brown, K. W., Mistretta, L. and Gagné, M. (2010). Vitalizing effects of being outdoors and in natureJournal of Environmental Psychology, 30(2), 159-168. (10.1016/j.jenvp.2009.10.009)

Weinstein, N., DeHaan, C. R. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). Attributing autonomous versus introjected motivation to helpers and the recipient experience: Effects on gratitude, attitudes, and well-beingMotivation and Emotion, 34(4), 418-431. (10.1007/s11031-010-9183-8)

Weinstein, N., Hodgins, H. S. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). Autonomy and control in dyads: effects on interaction quality and joint creative performancePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(12), 1603-1617. (10.1177/0146167210386385)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2010). When helping helps: Autonomous motivation for prosocial behavior and its influence on well-being for the helper and recipientJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(2), 222-244. (10.1037/a0016984)

2009

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Ryan, R. M. and Rigby, C. S. (2009). Having to versus wanting to play: background and consequences of harmonious versus obsessive engagement in video gamesCyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(5), 485-492. (10.1089/cpb.2009.0083)

Ryan, R. M. and Weinstein, N. (2009). Undermining quality teaching and learning: A self-determination theory perspective on high-stakes testingTheory and Research in Education, 7(2), 224-233. (10.1177/1477878509104327)

Weinstein, N., Brown, K. W. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). A multi-method examination of the effects of mindfulness on stress attribution, coping, and emotional well-beingJournal of Research in Personality, 43(3), 374-385. (10.1016/j.jrp.2008.12.008)

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosityPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(10), 1315-1329. (10.1177/0146167209341649)

Weinstein, N. and Hodgins, H. S. (2009). The moderating role of autonomy and control on the benefits of written emotion expressionPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(3), 351-364. (10.1177/0146167208328165)

Weinstein, N. and Ryan, R. M. (2009). Vitality. In: Lopez, S. ed. Encyclopedia of positive psychology. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1023-1025.

Recently, article for the Guardian.

Funding

Leverhulme Trust
British Academy

Postgraduate research interests

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Postgraduate education

I obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in New York with a research emphasis of Social and Motivational Psychology. I was an associate researcher at the University of Hamburg in Germany in the department of Motivation and Education, and more recently a Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Essex.