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Self-Determination Theory in Practice: How to Create an Optimally Supportive Health Care Environment

March 10, 2017 by Shannon

By SDT faculty, Jennifer La Guardia What gets you started making a health behavior change? And what keeps you going with those changes over the long haul? This book is the most comprehensive manual to date detailing how to cultivate high-quality and lasting motivation for healthy living using the tools and strategies from Self-Determination Theory. […]

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JUST RELEASED: “Handbook of Mindfulness” by Brown, Creswell & Ryan

April 15, 2015 by Shannon

Handbook of Mindfulness Theory, Research, and Practice Edited by Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan “Finally, the most comprehensive work on mindfulness! This handbook sums up the current state of the research and clinical applications and offers insightful discussions of multiple aspects of mindfulness. The chapters are written in a clear […]

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HUFFINGTON POST: Two Studies on Gays Coming Out…or Not

June 22, 2011 by Shannon

June 22nd 2011.  “When people did come out in a certain aspect of their lives, the benefits were tempered by how accepting that community was, said study researcher Richard Ryan, a psychologist at the University of Rochester in New York. “We didn’t find any overall negative effect of coming out in controlling environments,” Ryan told […]

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RESEARCH STUDY: ‘Weekend Effect’ Makes People Happier Regardless of Their Job, Study Says

January 12, 2010 by Shannon

January 12th 2010. “From construction laborers and secretaries to physicians and lawyers, people experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, concludes the first study of daily mood variation in employed adults to be published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical […]

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RESEARCH STUDY: “Nature Makes Us More Caring”

September 30, 2009 by Shannon

September 30th 2009. Paying attention to the natural world not only makes you feel better, it makes you behave better, finds a new study to be published October 1 in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. “Stopping to experience our natural surroundings can have social as well as personal benefits,” says Richard Ryan, coauthor and […]

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