Self-Determination Theory

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February 14, 2020, 7:53 PM

For Valentine’s Day this #FridayFeature reviews how autonomy plays a vital role in all our

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February 13, 2020, 5:23 PM

RELEASED TODAY: First of a special double issue in Motivation & Emotion on SDT’s

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