Dr Giovanni B Moneta

Dr Moneta has a background in positive psychology with applications in organisational and educational psychology. Specific research topics include flow, creativity, metacognition, performance and quantitative psychology.

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Dr Giovanni B Moneta

From 1989 to 1997, he worked in various research institutions in Europe, including the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, the Institut National de la Santé et Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and the University of Padua. From 1997 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at Harvard Business School as a Faculty Research Fellow. In 2003 Giovanni joined London Met as a senior lecturer in Psychology.

Professional background

  • Consulting Editor for educational psychology
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Well-Being Assessment
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for various psychology journals


  • 1991 Volvo Award in Clinical Sciences, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • 2004 Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award, Center for Creative Leadership Psychological test development Tests available from the American Psychological Association (APA) via PsychTESTS
  • Chinese Need for Closure Scale (NFCS) [with Pelen Y Yip]
  • Chinese Personal Need for Structure Scale (PNS) [with Pelen Y Yip]
  • Chinese Personal Fear of Invalidity Scale (PFI) [with Pelen Y Yip]
  • Chinese short form Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ)
  • Positive Metacognitions and Positive Meta-Emotions Questionnaire (PMCEQ) [with Nils Beer]
  • Use of Creative Cognition Scale (UCCS) [Study/Work] [with Jekaterina Rogaten] Tests available from the corresponding author
  • Chinese Personality Research Form (PRF) [selected scales] [with Fanny H. Y. Wong]
  • Chinese Network Orientation Scale (NOS) [with Winnie C W Choy] · Chinese Work Preference Inventory (WPI) [with Christy M Y Siu]
  • Short Flow in Work Scale (SFWS) · Flow Metacognitions Questionnaire (FMQ) [with Edith E Wilson] Associations
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP)
  • European Flow Researchers Network (EFRN)


  • Moneta, G B, and Rogaten, J (eds) (2016). Psychology of Creativity: Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Processes. New York: Nova Science. ISBN: 978-1-63484-934-0
  • Moneta, G B (2013). Positive Psychology: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-0-23024-293-7

Journal articles

  • Moneta, G B (2017). Validation of the Short Flow in Work Scale (SFWS). Personality and Individual Differences. Published online: 4 January 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.12.033
  • Rogaten, J, and Moneta, G B (2016). Positive and Negative Processes Underlying Academic Performance: A Chained Mediation Model. Journal of Happiness Studies. Published online: 6 June 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-016-9765-6
  • Wilson, E E, and Moneta, G B (2016). The Flow Metacognitions Questionnaire (FMQ): A Two Factor Model o Flow Metacognitions. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 225–230. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.11.004
  • Moneta, G B (2012). Opportunity for creativity in the job as a moderator of the relation between trait intrinsic motivation and flow in work. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 491–503. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-012-9278-5
  • Moneta, G B, Amabile, T M, Schatzel, E, and Kramer, S.J (2010). Multi-rater assessment of individual creative contributions to team projects in organizations. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19(2), 150–176. DOI: 10.1080/13594320902815312
  • Moneta, G B (2004). The flow model of state intrinsic motivation in Chinese: Cultural and personal moderators. Journal of Happiness Studies, 5(2), 181–217. DOI: 10.1023/B:JOHS.0000035916.27782.e4
  • Amabile, T M, Schatzel, E, Moneta, G B, and Kramer, S J (2004). Leader behaviors and the work environment for creativity: Perceived leader support. The Leadership Quarterly, 15(1), 5–32. DOI:10.1016/j.leaqua.2003.12.003
  • Moneta, G B, and Csikszentmihalyi, M (1996). The effect of perceived challenges and skills on the quality of subjective experience. Journal of Personality, 64(2), 275–310. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1996.tb00512.x

Book chapters

  • Moneta, G B (in press). Applications of Flow to Work. In K J Fullagar and A Delle Fave (eds), Flow at Work: Measurement and Implications. New York: Psychology Press. ISBN: 9781848722781 (Paperback), 9781848722774 (Hardback)
  • De Fraga, D, and Moneta, G B (2016). Flow in work as a moderator of the self-determination model of work engagement. In L Harmat, F Ørsted Andersen, F Ullén, F, J Wright, and G. Sadlo (eds), The Flow Experience: Empirical Research and Applications (pp. 105–123). New York: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-28632-7
  • Moneta, G B (2016). Scientists' creative potential as a function of the innovative potential of scientific disciplines. In G B Moneta and J Rogaten (eds), Psychology of creativity: Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Processes (pp. 219–242). New York: Nova Science. ISBN: 978-1-63484-934-0

Dr Giovanni B Moneta
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
E: g.moneta@londonmet.ac.uk