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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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Australia, this April 2016, SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan will speak at The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education Conference: Converting Science into Practice

March 15, 2016 by Steph Green

SDT Co-founder Richard Ryan will be speaking in Australia at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Conference 2016: Converting Science into Practice. If you are interested in learning how to apply Positive Psychology principles to promote optimal performance and well-being, don’t miss this insightful upcoming event. On Saturday the 30th April, 2016 at Australian Catholic...

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1-day workshop on “Applying Self-Determination Theory to Health-Behavior Interventions” March 30, 2016

February 15, 2016 by Steph Green

Announcement from the Society of Behavioral Medicine Upcoming 1-day workshop on “Applying Self-Determination Theory to Health-Behavior Interventions” (March 30, 2016 from 9am – 6pm) Dear SDT Community, Are you designing or implementing health-behavior interventions? Can you get to Washington DC on March 30th? If so, we recommend this workshop being offered by SDT expert, Jennifer...

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SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan presents Webinar on Physical Activity and Nutrition for the ISBNPA

November 8, 2015 by Steph Green

Richard Ryan, Co-founder of Self-Determination Theory presents a Webinar on SDT, physical activity, and nutrition, for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Click here to view the Webinar: ‘Promoting Health through Engagement rather than Control: Research on Behavior Change from Self-Determination Theory’.

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New Book Release from SDT Faculty Member Valery Chirkov – ‘Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology: Theory and Methods’

October 20, 2015 by Steph Green

Deemed “An excellent educational source about how to think, plan, and conduct research on culture and psychology…” by Eric Shiraev of George Mason University, it is clear that the new book release from SDT faculty member Valery Chirkov is one to add to your ‘To Read’ list under the ‘Research on Cultures‘ category. This book is...

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SDT used to decrease the substantial gender disparity amongst US STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Faculty.

October 13, 2015 by Steph Green

Eighty-one percent of US STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) university faculty members are men. A Montana State University team led by Jessi L. Smith is attempting to change this substantial gender disparity. Using Self-determination theory as their basis, they formulated a three-step intervention, a faculty recruiting procedure with each part focusing on the three...

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New Book Release: ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’

October 12, 2015 by Steph Green

The anticipated new book ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’ by editors Jenny Ziviani, Anne Poulsen & Monica Cuskelly has just been released! Including a foreword by Richard Ryan, the book highlights the importance of goal-setting and goal pursuit in children’s therapy, rendering it a vital motivational component. It involves principal...

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