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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
 
Psychiatric Times: New Evidence Suggests Media Violence Effects May Be Minimal
 
National Post: ‘Does this make me look big?’ Researchers explore what makes women ‘fat talk’
 
Nonprofit Quaterly: The New Employment Contract and How Nonprofits Must Honor It
 
Business Wire: From “ROI” to “PHI”: State Street’s Center for Applied Research and CFA Institute Identify a Hidden Variable of Performance
 
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UNLV News Center: The Science Behind Employee Loyalty
 
South China Morning Post: Do violent video games make people aggressive? Study suggests they don’t
 
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News Medical: Psychology Plays Integral Role in Diabetes Management
 
The Huffington Post: Wells Fargo scandal was orchestrated fraud
 
Otago Daily Times: The loss of tribal connection
 
The Conversation: How Pokemon Go turned couch potatoes into fitness fanatics without them even realising it
 
KQED News: Orlando Shooting Raises Questions About Internalized Homophobia and Violence
 
The Atlantic: How Kids Learn Resilience
 
Scientific American: Why We Love The Games That are Most Challenging
 
Australia, this April 2016, SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan will speak at The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education Conference: Converting Science into Practice
 
CONFERENCE UPDATES:  Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb 28th!!!!!
 
1-day workshop on “Applying Self-Determination Theory to Health-Behavior Interventions” March 30, 2016
 
SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan presents Webinar on Physical Activity and Nutrition for the ISBNPA
 
New Book Release from SDT Faculty Member Valery Chirkov – ‘Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology: Theory and Methods’
 
‘What Do Thought Leaders Say About Wellness?’ Listen to the ‘Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast’ with SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan.
 
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New Book Release: ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’
 
VentureBeat: Why do we enjoy playing games that simulate jobs we would never want to do in real life?
 
Mediate.com: What Makes Lawyers Happy? How Can You Help?
 
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
 
Richard Ryan Quick Interview in Finland
 
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
 
NJ.com: 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
 
Lifehacker.com: 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.”
 
Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, & Self-Determination Theory
 
Living Green Magazine: Being in Nature Makes Us Healthier & Happier
 
Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships
 
Forbes.com: 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’
 
Natural News: New study proves exposure to nature directly improves happiness
 
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
 
RochesterHomepage.net: 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
 
CNBC: Inside Employee Motivation: Does Money Really Make a Difference
 
Wired News: How ‘Gamification’ Can Make Your Customer Service Worse
 
 
NothernLife.ca: A little fresh air
 
YouTube: Supporting Athletes’ Needs
 
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?
 
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
 
Wired.co.uk: 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
 
GantDaily.com: 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