Self-Determination Theory

The leading theory in human motivation. Based on motivational science from top experts around the world.

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Self-Determination Theory
January 27, 2021, 2:41 PM

"The most fulfilling things are ones you can share with others, but drive yourself and feel good

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Self-Determination Theory
January 25, 2021, 4:02 PM

How do you provide ’the world’ for your kids when you can’t leave your own home? SDT explains

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