Werner, K. M., & Ford, B. Q. (under review). Self-control: An integrative framework. PsyArXiv. Proposal accepted at Affective Science.

Milyavskaya, M. & Werner, K. M. (under review). An integrative model of goal pursuit. PsyArXiv

Werner, K. M., Sjåstad, H., Milyavskaya, M., & Hofmann, W. (revise and resubmit). Planning for success: Trait self-control as a predictor of implementation intentions during goal pursuit.  PsyArXiv.

McMillan, G., Werner, K. M., Svoboda, R. C., & Milyavskaya, M. (under review). The why and what of academic goals, their perceived value, and relation to academic goal pursuit.  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. PsyArXiv.


Tabri, N., Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., & Wohl, M. J. A. (in-press). Perfectionism predicts disordered eating and gambling via focused self-concept, especially among those high in erroneous beliefs about their disordered behavior. Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

Lopez, R. B., Cosme, D., Werner, K. M., Saunders, B., & Hofmann, W. (accepted). Associations between use of self-regulatory strategies and daily eating patterns: An experience sampling study in college-aged femalesMotivation and Emotion.

Vohs, K., Schmeichel, B., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q., Finley A., … Capaldi, J., Milyavskaya, M., Shaw, M., Werner, K. M. … Wagenmakers, E.-J., & Albarracin, D. (in-press). A multi-site preregistered paradigmatic test of the ego depletion effect. Psychological Science


Katzir, M., Baldwin, M., Werner, K. M., Hofmann, W. (2021). Moving beyond inhibition: Capturing a broader scope of the self-control construct with the Self-Control Strategy Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Lin, H., Werner, K. M., & Inzlicht, M. (2021). Promises and perils of experimentation: The mutual internal validity problem. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Inzlicht, M., Werner, K. M., Briskin, J. L., & Roberts, B. W. (2021). Integrating models of self-regulation. Annual Review of Psychology.

Smyth, A.Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Holding, A., & Koestner, R. (2020). Do mindful people set better goals? Investigating the relation between trait mindfulness, self-concordance, and goal progress. Journal of Research in Personality.


Werner, K. M.Smyth, A., Milyavskaya, M. (2019). Do narcissists benefit from materialistic pursuits? Examining the relation between narcissistic tendencies, extrinsic values, and well-being. Collabra: Psychology. Post-print: 

Werner, K. M., Klimo, R.Levine, S., & Milyavskaya, M. (2019). Examining the role of self-control, grit, and conscientiousness in predicting goal motivationJournal of Research in Personality, 81, 168-175.

​Davydenko, M.,  Werner, K. M., & Milyavskaya, M. (2019). Frozen goals: Identifying a new type of goal. Collabra: Psychology, 5, 17.

Nguyen, T. T., Werner, K. M., & Soenens, B. (2019). Embracing me-time: Motivation for solitude during transition to college.

Motivation and Emotion, 43, 571-591.

*Werner, K. M., & *Milyavskaya, M. (2019). Motivation and self-regulation: The role of want-to motivation in the processes underlying self-regulation and self-control. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13 (1). *Both authors contributed equally.

Levine, S. L, Green-Demers, I., Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M. (2019). Perfectionism in adolescents: Self-critical perfectionism as a predictor of depressive symptoms across the school year. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 38, 70-86.

Edlund, J.E., Brannan, D., Cuccolo, K., Grahe, J. E., McGillivray, S., Wagge, J. S., Werner, K. M., & Zlokovich, M. (2019). Psi Chi is engaging undergraduate students in publishable research. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research​, 24, 12-14.


Titova, M., Werner, K. M., & Sheldon, K. M. (2018). Translating positive psychologyTranslational Issues in Psychological Science, 4, 211-214.

Tabri, N., Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., & Wohl, M. J. A. (2018). Perfectionism predicts disordered gambling via financially focused self-concept. Journal of Gambling Issues, 38, 252-267.

Milyavskaya, M., & Werner, K. M. (2018). Goal pursuit: Current state of affairs and directions for future research. Canadian Psychology/Psychology canadienne, 59, 163-175.

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.

Werner, K. M. & Milyavskaya, M. (2018). We may not know what we want, but do we know what we need? Examining the ability to forecast need satisfaction during goal pursuit. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 656-663. Pre-registration, materials, & output:​​


Levine, S. L.Werner, K. M., & Capaldi, J. S., & Milyavskaya, M. (2017). Let’s play the blame game: The distinct effects of personal standards and self-critical perfectionism on attributions of success and failure during goal pursuit. Journal of Research in Personality. Materials & output:

Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Foxen-Craft, E., & Koestner, R. (2016). Some goals just feel easier: Self-concordance leads to goal progress through subjective ease, not effort. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 237-242.​​

Registered Reports: In-Principle Acceptance

Hall, B. F., Wagge, J. R., Brandt, M. J., Chartier, C. R., Pfuhl, G., …Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Charbel, R., Johnson, C. … Grahe, J. E. (under review). Registered Replication Report: Turri, Buckwalter, & Blouw (2015). Stage 1 Registered Report at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychology.

Chen, S-C., Szabelska, A., Chartier, C. R., Kecks, Z., Lynott, D., …Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Wang, J. … Oberzaucher, E. (under review). Investigating object orientation across 14 languages. Stage 1 Registered Report at Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

Additional Manuscripts Under Review

Werner, K. M., Inzlicht, M., & Ford, B. Q. (revise and resubmit). Whither inhibition? Proposal accepted at Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Leduc-Cummings, I., Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Kline, J., & Cole, S. (under review). Obstacles in goal pursuit: The influence of motivation on how individuals set up their environment.

Select Working Papers

Werner, K. M., Friese, M., Inzlicht, M., & Ford, B. Q. (in-preparation). Willpower is not a strategy. Status: Initial draft of manuscript complete and revising with collaborators.


Werner, K. M., Wu, R., & Ford, B. Q. (in-preparation). A toolbox approach to self-control. 


Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., Friese, M., & Hofmann, W. (in-preparation). Do we really need self-control? Understanding motivation and the perception of desires. 


Werner, K. M., & Ford, B. Q. (in-progress). Self-control and strategy use in everyday life: A polyregulation approach.


Werner, K. M. (in-preparation). The benefits of giving in to temptation: Examining the relation between motivation and (dys)functional licensing during goal pursuit. 


Werner, K. M., Smith, A. M., Depow, G., Inzlicht, M., & Ford, B. Q. (in-progress). The impact of socioeconomic status and hardships on well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.