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Video Interview with Johnmarshall Reeve on Student Motivation
The Intrinsic Motivation of Richard Ryan and Edward Deci
SDT Workshop on Education by Dr. Christopher Niemiec
New SDT Book by Ryan & Deci.  Get your Special Discount Now!
Lexia Learning’s White Paper on Choosing Educational Technology Helping Students’ Intrinsic Motivation
Self-Determination Theory in Practice: How to Create an Optimally Supportive Health Care Environment
Management Today: Why high tech customer experience still needs a human face
New Straits Time: Gaming isn’t all bad
Forbes: Who Will Lead In The Smart Machine Age?
SDT Faculty to Give Talks @ Motivation Research Symposium / Feb 10, 2017 / Amsterdam
KQED News: Orlando Shooting Raises Questions About Internalized Homophobia and Violence
The Atlantic: How Kids Learn Resilience
CONFERENCE UPDATES:  Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb 28th!!!!!
Richard Ryan Faculty Biography
Washington Post: Laughter Yoga Replaces ‘Ommm’ with ‘Hahaha’
Conference Survey: Your input is needed!
ISBNPA 2015 Pre-Conference Event
Huffington Post: Researchers Determine the Three Ways to Well-Being
New York Times: Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness
New York Times Op-Ed: Love and Merit
JUST RELEASED: “Handbook of Mindfulness” by Brown, Creswell & Ryan
SDT Survey: Your Feedback is Appreciated
Business 2 Community: 20 Ways To Reward Employees Without Spending A Dime (Infographic)
Psychology of Well-Being: Call for Publications
SDT Faculty Honored at SPSP Conference
Australian Catholic University: PhD Scholarship University
SDT Faculty Win 2014 ISSI Best Paper Award
Gamasutra: Designing Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system
Huffington Post: People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies: Here’s Why Outdoor ‘green’ can fight the blues
Call for Self-Determination Theory Faculty
Dutch Medical Education Association Awards Best Thesis to SDT Faculty
Self-Determination Theory applied in Summer Schools
Fast Company: How to turn your Monday into a day you actually enjoy The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation
SDT Researchers Conduct Virtualized Intervention for Diabetes
Global Guru’s names Ed Deci and Rich Ryan as two of the “Worlds Top 30 Education Professionals for 2014.”
Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior
Handbook of Self-Determination Research
Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, & Self-Determination Theory
Living Green Magazine: Being in Nature Makes Us Healthier & Happier
Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships 4 Steps to Reaching Your Money Goals — Faster!
Natural News:  Spending Money on Experience, Rather than Items, Increases Happiness
Rochester City Newspaper: Game Rage
Australia Mercury: Frustration, not violence in games to be blamed for gamer aggression
BBC News: Aggression from video games ‘linked to incompetence’
Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health
The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation
The Art and Science of Motivation: A Therapist’s Guide to Working with Children
Human Autonomy in Cross-Cultural Context: Perspectives on the Psychology of Agency, Freedom, and Well-Being
Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound
Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Exercise and Sport
Natural News: New study proves exposure to nature directly improves happiness
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation
Wired – Wellness & Prevention: Getting Social Without the Networking: Enhancing Relatedness
Psychology Today: Meditation as Medicine: It’s Not What You Think
Wired – Wellness and Prevention: Compelling Design is About Psychology, Not Technology Put to the Test: Adults Sample Common Core
The Huffington Post UK: It’s Simple, Easy And Free — And It Will Improve Your Health
NY Times: The Accumulated Wisdom on Bribing Your Children
Huffington Post: What Would You Do With Ten Extra Years of Life
Hutchington News: Solution to many a problem: Take a walk
Huffington Post: Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk
Huffington Post: Who is Driving Your Health and Wellness
Rochester Business Journal: Job Satisfaction Often Trumps a Hefty Paycheck
YouTube:Highlights of the Opening Remarks from the 5th Conference on Self-Determination Theory
PRESS RELEASE: More than 500 Psychologists Explore Human Motivation During International Conference in Rochester, June 27 to 30
Scientific America: How to Be a Better Friend
Press Release: ‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways
Huffington Post: NFL Draft Preparation: Put Your Money Where Your Mindset Is
Press Release: New book by University of Queensland faculty
Slate Magazine: Experts Say Not to Bribe Kids. I’ll Give you $10 and Stale Candy if You Prove Them Wrong
Wired: Compelling Design is About Psychology, Not Technology
New York Times: Train a Parent, Spare a Child
HRZone: 3 Lessons from Edward Deci on Why Cash Is Not King for Employee Motivation
CNBC: Inside Employee Motivation: Does Money Really Make a Difference
Wired News: How ‘Gamification’ Can Make Your Customer Service Worse A little fresh air
YouTube: Supporting Athletes’ Needs
Scientific American: Three Critical Elements Sustain Motivation
CNN: Backpacking for the Mind, Body and Soul
TEDx Talk (Rochester, NY): “I love motivation…”
BBC News: Out at the Office: Loud and Proud
BBC: Does Money Really Motivate People?
The Guardian: What Can Business Leaders Learn From Ancient Greek Philosophers
Canada Globe and Mail: Can Homophobia Sometimes Mask Same-Sex Desire?
Slate: Homo Say What?
CBS News: Homophobia May Reveal Denial of Own Same-Sex Attraction, Study Suggests
Huffington Post: Homophobes Gay? Study Ties Anti-Gay Outlook to Homosexuality, Authoritarian Parenting
YouTube: Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?
The Straits’ Sunday Times (Singapore): Richard Ryan comments on “Should You Reward Your Child for A Grades?”
Washington Post: Bribing Students: Another ‘Magical Solution’ That Doesn’t Work How to Make Your Staff More Creative
New York Times: Guest Post | Helping Students Motivate Themselves
The Psychology of Resolutions: Edward Deci explains why people have so much trouble with resolutions and offers his 5 tips on how to be more successful at keeping your own
The New Republic: No Bribe Left Behind: Putting Newt’s Zaniest Education Policy to the Test
New York Times: Motivating Students With Cash-For-Grades Incentive
HUFFINGTON POST: Two Studies on Gays Coming Out…or Not
informIT: Choosing to Perform Well
CBS MoneyWatch: Kids and Money: 5 Ways to Instill Good Habits
Fast Company: Facebook Paying Users for Ad Views: The Good, The Bad, and The Psychologically Ugly
HUFFINGTON POST: The Secret to a Life of No Regrets: Live Before You Die
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Is Happiness Overrated? Freedom to Choose Leisure Activities Benefits People with Autism
HUFFINGTON POST: Face to Face: Virtual Teachers Can’t Replace the Real Thing
HUFFINGTON POST: Spectator Nation: Are You a Screen Junkie
AMERICAN SCIENTIST: The Moral Call of the Wild
HUFFINGTON POST: The 3 Core Needs: Satisfy Them and You’ll be Happy
PBS MEDIASHIFT: Can Social Sharing Survive the Rise of Rewards-Based Campaigns
TIME: To Keep Willpower from Flagging, Remember the F-Word: ‘Fun’
LA TIMES: Busy bodies, happy minds
SCIENCE WATCH INTERVIEW: Richard Ryan on the Many Applications of Self-Determination Theory
ROCHESTER REVIEW: Self-Determined: What motivates you?
HUFFINGTON POST: Who Is Driving Your Health and Wellness?
CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE: What Drives Us? Rochester Model of Human Motivation Attracts Growing Affirmation
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Nature Boosts Self-Evaluation of Vitality
NOW AVAILABLE: Photos from the 4th International SDT Conference
SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER: Motivating Employees in the 21st Century
WALL STREET JOURNAL: More Than a Paycheck Workers are more efficient, loyal and creative when they feel a sense of purpose—when work has meaning
EVENT: Motivation in Education Research Laboratory
RESEARCH STUDY: ‘Weekend Effect’ Makes People Happier Regardless of Their Job, Study Says
RESEARCH STUDY: “Nature Makes Us More Caring”
NEW YORK TIMES: When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say
SPECIAL ISSUE: SDT articles featured in Canadian Psychology’s August 2008 special issue
SPECIAL ISSUE: Gagné and Deci’s 2005 article, “Self-determination theory and work motivation,”
ABC NEWS: Looks, Money, Fame Don’t Bring Happiness
RESEARCH STUDY: “Players Love the Game Not the Gore – Psychology Study Shows That Violence Does Not Motivate Video Game Players.”
SCIENCE NEWS: Gamers crave control and competence, not carnage
ScienCentral: Violence Not What Attracts Video Gamers, Says Study
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Why your happiness matters to the planet
MSNBC: Doing Good Can Make You Feel Good
WASHINGTON POST: Why Video Games May Be Hard to Give Up