Psychiatric Times: New Evidence Suggests Media Violence Effects May Be Minimal

November 24, 2016 by Pschult3

November 24, 2016 / By Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D. / Another interesting article explaining how our understanding of media violence effects have changed in recent years featuring SDT work by Andrew Przybylski, Scott Rigby, and Richard Ryan. “By contrast, new theoretical models such as Self Determination Theory and Mood Management Theory suggest that viewers actively select media […]

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Nonprofit Quaterly: The New Employment Contract and How Nonprofits Must Honor It

November 1, 2016 by Pschult3

November 1, 2016 / By The Editors at Nonprofit Quarterly / This article describes specific issues involved in the transition between industrial and information eras in the context of non profit management. The authors state how the basic employment contract has changed and how SDT concepts can help organizations adapt to these profound changes. “Translated, that […]

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Business Wire: From “ROI” to “PHI”: State Street’s Center for Applied Research and CFA Institute Identify a Hidden Variable of Performance

October 31, 2016 by Pschult3

October 31, 2016 / ByAnne McNally / New research applying SDT (titled:“Finding Phi: Motivation as the Hidden Variable of Performance”) shows that integrating passion and purpose can improve investment outcomes. “Phi is the alignment of purpose, habit and incentives at the intersection of the goals and values of the individual, the organization, and the client. […]

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UNLV News Center: The Science Behind Employee Loyalty

October 26, 2016 by Pschult3

October 26, 2016 / By Angela Ramsey / This article about hospitality organizations refers to satisfaction of basic psychological needs as a way to increase workplace spirituality and decrease turnover. “Gatling sees this “innate link” through the lens of what management scholars refer to as self-determination. In the business context, Gatling says, “self-determination theory proposes […]

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South China Morning Post: Do violent video games make people aggressive? Study suggests they don’t

October 23, 2016 by Pschult3

October 23, 2016 / By Richard James Havis / Research by SDT faculty, Richard Ryan, Andrew Przybylski, and Scott Rigby featured in this article exploring video games and aggression. “Research by Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at Rochester University in the US, shows that such violence – known as ‘rage quitting’ or ‘game rage’ […]

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The Huffington Post: Why Do Students Value College

October 20, 2016 by Pschult3

October 20, 2016 / By David Steele-Figueredo / This article cites SDT to explain how motivation for attending college relates to academic success or struggle. “According to a study conducted by two members of the American Counseling Association, the reason that certain students excel in college while others flounder might relate back to their motivations […]

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News Medical: Psychology Plays Integral Role in Diabetes Management

October 4, 2016 by Pschult3

October 4, 2016 / Source: American Psychological Association / In this article, SDT is recognized as “established psychological theory” to inform diabetes management across different life stages. “People with diabetes must expend effort every day to manage their disease in order to maintain their health and well-being. Relationships with family, friends, romantic partners and health […]

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