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Advance Online SDT Articles: Deci, E. L., Olafsen, A. H., & Ryan, R. M. (2017). Self-determination theory in work organizations: The state of the science. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-032516-113108 Kanat-Maymon, Y. & Reizer, A. (2017). Supervisors’ autonomy support as a predictor of job […]
March 7, 2016 / By John Pavlus / The Scientific American recently posted an article on why we love the games that are most challenging, pointing to Self-Determination Theory’s ‘Intrinsic Motivation’ and including a brief interview with Richard Ryan.
Australia, this April 2016, SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan will speak at The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education Conference: Converting Science into PracticeMarch 15, 2016
SDT Co-founder Richard Ryan will be speaking in Australia at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Conference 2016: Converting Science into Practice. If you are interested in learning how to apply Positive Psychology principles to promote optimal performance and well-being, don’t miss this insightful upcoming event. On Saturday the 30th […]
1-day workshop on “Applying Self-Determination Theory to Health-Behavior Interventions” March 30, 2016February 15, 2016
Announcement from the Society of Behavioral Medicine Upcoming 1-day workshop on “Applying Self-Determination Theory to Health-Behavior Interventions” (March 30, 2016 from 9am – 6pm) Dear SDT Community, Are you designing or implementing health-behavior interventions? Can you get to Washington DC on March 30th? If so, we recommend this workshop being […]
Richard Ryan, Co-founder of Self-Determination Theory presents a Webinar on SDT, physical activity, and nutrition, for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Click here to view the Webinar: ‘Promoting Health through Engagement rather than Control: Research on Behavior Change from Self-Determination Theory’.
New Book Release from SDT Faculty Member Valery Chirkov – ‘Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology: Theory and Methods’October 20, 2015
Deemed “An excellent educational source about how to think, plan, and conduct research on culture and psychology…” by Eric Shiraev of George Mason University, it is clear that the new book release from SDT faculty member Valery Chirkov is one to add to your ‘To Read’ list under the ‘Research on […]
‘What Do Thought Leaders Say About Wellness?’ Listen to the ‘Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast’ with SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan.October 13, 2015
‘What do thought leaders say about wellness?’ Dr. James Kelly interviews Dr. Richard Ryan on the ‘Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast’. Richard Ryan discusses Self-Determination Theory, Intrinsic Motivation and his journey. Listen to the podcast.
SDT used to decrease the substantial gender disparity amongst US STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Faculty.
Eighty-one percent of US STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) university faculty members are men. A Montana State University team led by Jessi L. Smith is attempting to change this substantial gender disparity. Using Self-determination theory as their basis, they formulated a three-step intervention, a faculty recruiting procedure with each […]
The anticipated new book ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’ by editors Jenny Ziviani, Anne Poulsen & Monica Cuskelly has just been released! Including a foreword by Richard Ryan, the book highlights the importance of goal-setting and goal pursuit in children’s therapy, rendering it a vital […]
VentureBeat: Why do we enjoy playing games that simulate jobs we would never want to do in real life?
Jamie Madigan, author of the new book ‘Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them’, answered this question by pointing to Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s Self-Determination Theory. Madigan notes that it is “curious and sometimes baffling that people will willingly spend hours […]
September 28, 2015 By John Lande They say money can’t buy happiness. John Lande, a Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law summarizes the findings of Lawrence Krieger and Kennon Sheldon’s notable study on ‘What Makes Lawyers Happy? A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success’. Basing their research […]
In May 2015, Richard Ryan, SDT Co-Founder, traveled to Helsinki, Finland to give a Keynote Address at the Leading Passion seminar at Aalto University. He was approached for a charming quick interview by a very young researcher! Click here to watch the interview and hear Richard Ryan answer the following questions: […]