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Podcast: Carrots, sticks … and other ways to motivate with Dr. Richard M. Ryan, hosted by ABC Australia, All in the Mind (2018)

March 21, 2019 by Shannon

What does it take to drag yourself off the couch and get motivated on a fitness regime? The last thing you want is for someone else to hassle you into going to the gym—it’s just not going to happen. In all areas of life, to be well motivated we need to feel autonomous and find our own internal rewards. We hear from a renowned motivational psychologist and a personal trainer about what works.

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#SDT2019 Conference Website LIVE

June 27, 2018 by Shannon

Mark your calendars: May 21-24 2019 #SDT2019. This only happens every 3 years. And this time we’ll be meeting near Amsterdam on the North Sea coast of Holland www.sdt2019.org

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New SDT Book by Ryan & Deci. Get your Special Discount Now!

August 8, 2017 by Shannon

The 2nd Printing of the Self-Determination Theory Book just released with embossed cover This long-awaited book by Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci is now available around the globe!   North and South America Use discount code:  AFSDT Click here to order * discount code will auto-generate when using link above UK & Europe Use discount code:  GUIL3 […]

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See Recently Released SDT Articles Here First

August 7, 2017 by Steph Green

Advance Online SDT Articles: Halvari, H., Healey, J., Olafsen, A. H., Byrkjeland, R., Deci, E. L., Williams, G. C. (2016). Physical activity and motivational predictors of changes in health behavior and health among DM2 and CAD patients. Scand J Med Sci Sports. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1111/sms.12757 Vian, T., Bachman DeSilva, M., Cabral, H.J., Williams, G.C., […]

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Motivation: What works and what doesn’t

July 24, 2017 by Kelly Lemos

How do you motivate people at work? Three decades ago it was all about reward and punishment but much has changed since the days of the behaviourists, BF Skinner and his rats. Today motivational theory, research and practice focusses on harnessing the essential psychological needs of an individual. Click to listen to the interview below. […]

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