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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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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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InsideHigherEd: Model for Success

March 23, 2017 by Shannon

March 23, 2017 / By Colleen Flaherty New paper proposes framework for supporting the needs of pretenure faculty members, namely making sure they’re poised to find intrinsic motivation. Both hiring and signing on as a new assistant professor involve risk; if the commitment doesn’t work out, both the institution and the faculty member denied tenure have […]

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Lexia Learning’s White Paper on Choosing Educational Technology Helping Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

March 16, 2017 by Shannon

March 16, 2017 / By GlobeNewswire / Proliferation of New Educational Technology Products Raises Question of Which Features Support and Spur an Inherent Love of Learning Boston, March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While student motivation in traditional classroom settings is well researched, materials on how digital tools are enhancing or undermining this essential factor […]

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New Straits Time: Gaming isn’t all bad

February 13, 2017 by Shannon

February 13, 2017 / By Aiman Maulana / Once again, Self-Determination Theory’s research gains attention in Gaming. What are the surprising scientific evidences on gaming, and how do the basic psychological needs tap into gaming and wellbeing. Read More : https://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/212055/gaming-isnt-all-bad

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Forbes: Who Will Lead In The Smart Machine Age?

February 7, 2017 by Shannon

February 7, 2017 / By Ed Hess, J.D. / Self-Determination Theory as a model for the Smart Machine Age (SMA).  Check out this article on who will lead in the business sphere of the new industrial revolution called the Smart Machine Age…and how can SDT be a part of SMA. In the SMA, cultures and leadership […]

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Psychiatric Times: New Evidence Suggests Media Violence Effects May Be Minimal

November 24, 2016 by Pschult3

November 24, 2016 / By Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D. / Another interesting article explaining how our understanding of media violence effects have changed in recent years featuring SDT work by Andrew Przybylski, Scott Rigby, and Richard Ryan. “By contrast, new theoretical models such as Self Determination Theory and Mood Management Theory suggest that viewers actively select media […]

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