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  • Weinstein, N. (2014). Human motivation and interpersonal relationships: Theory, research and applications. New York, NY: Springer.
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  • Legate, N., DeHaan, C. R., Weinstein, N., & Ryan, R. M. (2013). Hurting you hurts me too: The psychological costs of complying with ostracism. Psychological Science, 24, 583-588. doi: 10.1177/0956797612457951
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Research Reports

  • Rocchi, M., Pelletier, L. G., Cheung, S., Baxter, D., & Beaudry, S. (2017). Assessing need-supportive and need-thwarting interpersonal behaviours: The Interpersonal Behaviours Questionnaire (IBQ). Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 423-433. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.034
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  • Legate, N., Ryan, R. M., & Rogge, R. D. (2017). Daily autonomy support and sexual identity disclosure predicts daily mental and physical health outcomes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(6), 860-873. doi: 10.1177/0146167217700399
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  • Kanat-Maymon, Y., Roth, G., Assor, A., & Raizer, A. (2016). Controlled by Love: The Harmful Relational Consequences of Perceived Conditional Positive Regard. Journal of Personality, 84, 446-460. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12171
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  • Gravel, E. E., Pelletier, L. G., & Reissing, E. D. (2016). "Doing it" for the right reasons: Validation of a measurement of intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation for sexual relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 92, 164-173. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.12.015
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  • Weinstein, N., Legate, N., Kumashiro, M., & Ryan, R. M. (2016). Autonomy support and diastolic blood pressure: Long term effects and conflict navigation in romantic relationships. Motivation and Emotion, 40(2), 212-225. doi: 10.1007/s11031-015-9526-6
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  • Costa, S., Ntoumanis, N., & Bartholomew, K. (2015). Predicting the brighter and darker sides of interpersonal relationships: Does psychological need thwarting matter?. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 11-24. doi: 10.1007/s11031-014-9427-0
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  • Renaud-Dube, A., Talbot, D., Taylor, G., & Guay, F. (2015). The relations between implicit intelligence beliefs, autonomous academic motivation, and school persistence intentions: A mediation model. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 18, 255-272. doi: 10.1007/s11218-014-9288-0
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  • Ratelle, C. F., Carbonneau, N., Vallerand, R. J., & Mageau, G. A. (2013). Passion in the romantic sphere: A look at relational outcomes. Motivation and Emotion, 37, 106-120. doi: 10.1007/s11031-012-9286-5
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  • Rodriguez, Lindsey M., Knee, C. R., & Neighbors, Clayton (2013). Relationships can drive some to drink. Relationship-contingent self-esteem and drinking problems. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships doi: 10.1177/0265407513494037
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  • Knee, C. R., Hadden, Benjamin W., Porter, Ben, & Rodriguez, Lindsey M. (2013). Self-determination theory and romantic relationship processes. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 307-324. doi: 10.1177/1088868313498000
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  • Legate, N., DeHaan, C. R., Weinstein, N., & Ryan, R. M. (2013). Hurting you hurts me too: The psychological costs of complying with ostracism. Psychological Science, 24, 583-588. doi: 10.1177/0956797612457951
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  • Uysal, A., Lin, H. L., Knee, C. R., & Bush, A. L. (2012). The association between self-concealment from one’s partner and relationship well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 39–51.
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  • Uysal, A., Lin, H. L., Knee, C. R., & Bush, A. (2012). The association between self-concealment from one’s partner and relationship well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 39-51. doi: 10.1177/0146167211429331
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  • Ricard, N. C., Beaudry, S. G., & Pelletier, L. G. (2012). Lovers with happy feet: The interdependence of relationship and activity factors for individuals dancing with a romantic partner. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 939–963. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00835.x
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  • Kanat-Maymon, Y., Roth, G., Assor, A., & Reizer, A. (2012). Conditional regard in close relationship. In Mikulincer, M., & Shaver, P. R., The Social Psychology of Meaning, Morality, and Choice (pp. 235-251). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/13748-013
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  • Carpentier, J., Mageau, G. A., & Vallerand, R. J. (2012). Ruminations and flow: Why do people with a more harmonious passion experience higher well-being?. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 501-518. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9276-4
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  • Legate, N., Ryan, R. M., & Weinstein, N. (2012). Is coming out always a ‘‘good thing’’? Exploring the relations of autonomy support, outness, and wellness for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 145-152.
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  • Lavigne, G. L., Vallerand, R. J., & Crevier-Braud, L. (2011). The fundamental need to belong: On the distinction between growth and deficit-reduction orientations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1185– 1201.
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  • Sheldon, K. M., Abad, N., & Hinsch, C. (2011). A two-process view of Facebook use and relatedness need-satisfaction: Disconnection drives use, and connection rewards it. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1, 2-15.
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  • Pavey, L., Greitemeyer, T., & Sparks, P. (2011). Highlighting relatedness promotes prosocial motives and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 905–917.
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  • Knee, C. R., & Uysal, A. (2011). The role of autonomy in promoting healthy dyadic, familial, and parenting relations. In Chirkov, V., Ryan, R., & Sheldon, K. (Eds.), Human autonomy in cross-cultural contexts: Perspectives on the psychology of agency, freedom, and well-being (pp. 95-110). Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9667-8_5
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  • Moller, A. C., Deci, E. L., & Elliot, A. J. (2010). Person-level relatedness and the incremental value of relating. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 754-767.
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  • Custers, A. F, Westerhof, G. J., Kuin, Y., & Riksen-Walraven, M. (2010). Need fulfillment in caring relationships: Its relation with well-being of residents in somatic nursing homes. Aging & Mental Health, 14, 731–739.
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  • Weinstein, N., Hodgins, H. S., & Ryan, R. M. (2010). Autonomy and control in dyads: Effects on interaction quality and joint creative performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1603-1617.
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  • Slotter, E. B., & Finkel, E. J. (2009). The strange case of sustained dedication to an unfulfilling relationship: Predicting commitment and breakup from attachment anxiety and need fulfillment within relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 85-100.
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  • Gaine, G. S., & La Guardia, J. G. (2009). The unique contributions of motivations to maintain a relationship and motivations toward relational activities to relationship well-being. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 184-202.
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  • Knee, C. R., Canevello, A., Bush, A. L., & Cook, A. (2008). Relationship-contingent self-esteem and the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 608-627.
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  • Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Goossens, L., Duriez, B., & Niemiec, C. P. (2008). The intervening role of relational aggression between psychological control and friendship quality. Social Development, 17, 661-681.
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  • Ryan, R. M., Brown, K. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2007). How integrative is attachment theory? Unpacking the meaning and significance of felt security. Psychological Inquiry, 18, 177-182.
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  • Downie, M., Mageau, G. A., & Koestner, R. (2007). What makes for a pleasant social interaction? The motivational dynamics of interpersonal relations. Journal of Social Psychology, 147, 384-392.
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  • Patrick, H., Knee, C. R., Canevello, A., & Lonsbary, C. (2007). The role of need fulfillment in relationship functioning and well-being: A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 434-457.
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  • Barnes, S., Brown, K. W., Krusemark, E., Campbell, W. K., & Rogge, R. D. (2007). The role of mindfulness in romantic relationship satisfaction and responses to relationship stress. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33, 482-500.
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  • Deci, E. L., La Guardia, J. G., Moller, A. C., Scheiner, M. J., & Ryan, R. M. (2006). On the benefits of giving as well as receiving autonomy support: Mutuality in close friendships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 313-327.
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  • Ryan, R. M., La Guardia, J. G., Solky-Butzel, J., Chirkov, V. I., & Kim, Y. (2005). On the interpersonal regulation of emotions: Emotional reliance across gender, relationships, and culture. Personal Relationships, 12, 146-163.
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  • Knee, C. R., Lonsbary, C., Canevello, A., & Patrick, H. (2005). Self-determination and conflict in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 997-1009.
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  • Levesque, C. S., Laliberte, M. L. N., Pelletier, L. G., Blanchard, C. M., & Vallerand, R. J. (2003). Harmonious and obsessive passion for the internet: Their associations with the couple's relationship. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 197-221.
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  • Boislard-Pepin, M., Green-Demers, I., Pelletier, L. G., & Chartrand, J. (2002). The impact of the interpersonal style of the sexual partner on sexual competence, motivation, and satisfaction. Revue Quebecoise de Psychologie, 23, 105-121.
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  • Knee, C. R., Patrick, H., Vietor, N. A., Nanayakkara, A., & Neighbors, C. (2002). Self-determination as growth motivation in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 609-619.
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  • Leak, G. K., & Cooney, R. R. (2001). Self-determination, attachment styles, and well-being in adult romantic relationships. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 25, 55-62.
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  • Senecal, C., Vallerand, R. J., & Guay, F. (2001). Antecedents and outcomes of work-family conflict: toward a motivational model. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 176-186.
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  • La Guardia, J. G., Ryan, R. M., Couchman, C. E., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Within-person variation in security of attachment: A self-determination theory perspective on attachment, need fulfillment, and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 367-384.
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  • Hodgins, H. S., Koestner, R., & Duncan, N. (1996). On the compatibility of autonomy and relatedness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 227-237.
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  • Ryan, R. M., Stiller, J., & Lynch, J. H. (1994). Representations of relationships to teachers, parents, and friends as predictors of academic motivation and self-esteem. Journal of Early Adolescence, 14, 226-249.
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  • Blais, M. R., Sabourin S., Boucher, C., & Vallerand, R. J. (1990). Toward a motivational model of couple happiness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 1021-1031.
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  • Ryan, R. M., & Lynch, J. (1989). Emotional autonomy versus detachment: Revisiting the vicissitudes of adolescence and young adulthood. Child Development, 60, 340-356.
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  • Avery, R. R., & Ryan, R. M. (1988). Object relations and ego development: Comparison and correlates in middle childhood. Journal of Personality, 56, 547-569.
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Chapters, Overviews, and Commentaries

  • Legault, L., & Amiot, C. (2014). The role of autonomy in intergroup processes: Integrating Self-Determination Theory and intergroup approaches. In N. Weinstein (Ed.), Integrating Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships: Theory, Research and Applications (pp. 159-190). New York: Springer.
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  • Dagenais-Desmarais, V., Forest, J., Girouard, S., & Crevier-Braud, L. (2014). The importance of need supportive relationships for motivation and well-being at work. In N. Weinstein (Ed.), Human motivation and interpersonal relationship: Theory, research, and application (pp. 263-297). Netherlands: Springer.
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  • Lynch, M. F. (2014). The self-concept in relationships. In In N. Weinstein (Ed.), The self-concept in relationships (pp. 121-137). New York, NY: Springer.
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  • Hadden, B. W., Rodriguez, L. M., Knee, C. R., & Porter, B. (2014). Relationship autonomy and support provision in romantic relationships. Motivation and emotion, 39, 359-373. doi: 10.1007/s11031-014-9455-9
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  • Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2014). Autonomy and need satisfaction in close relationships: Relationships motivation theory. In N. Weinstein, Human motivation and interpersonal relationships: Theory, research, and applications (pp. 53-73). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
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  • Weinstein, N. (2014). Human motivation and interpersonal relationships: Theory, research and applications. New York, NY: Springer.
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  • Hadden, Benjamin W., Smith, Veronica C., & Knee, C. R. (2013). The way I make you feel: How relatedness and compassionate goals promote partner's relationship satisfaction. The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2013.858272
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  • Wilson, P. M., Mack, D. E., Garcia Bengoechea, E., Bin, X., Cheung, S., & Sylvester, B. D. (2010). Understanding sport friendships in adapted sport athletes: Does fulfilling basic psychological needs matter?. In B. D. Geranto (Ed.), Sport psychology (pp. 113-130). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
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