SDT 2023

Call for Submissions OPEN until DECEMBER 4th. Join us in Orlando, FL May 31 - June 3, 2023 for the 8th International Self-Determination Theory Conference.

Self-Determination Theory

The leading theory in human motivation. Based on motivational science from top experts around the world.

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