VentureBeat: Why do we enjoy playing games that simulate jobs we would never want to do in real life?

October 12, 2015 by Steph Green

Jamie Madigan, author of the new book ‘Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them’, answered this question by pointing to Edward Deci and Richard Ryan’s Self-Determination Theory. Madigan notes that it is “curious and sometimes baffling that people will willingly spend hours and hours playing games that...

Continue Reading What Makes Lawyers Happy? How Can You Help?

September 28, 2015 by Steph Green

September 28, 2015 By John Lande They say money can’t buy happiness. John Lande, a Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law summarizes the findings of Lawrence Krieger and Kennon Sheldon’s notable study on ‘What Makes Lawyers Happy? A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success’. Basing their research on Self-Determination Theory, this in-depth...

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Richard Ryan Quick Interview in Finland

May 31, 2015 by Steph Green

In May 2015, Richard Ryan, SDT Co-Founder, traveled to Helsinki, Finland to give a Keynote Address at the Leading Passion seminar at Aalto University. He was approached for a charming quick interview by a very young researcher! Click here to watch the interview and hear Richard Ryan answer the following questions: How to stop bullying at...

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