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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CONFERENCE UPDATES: Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb 28th!!!!!

February 16, 2016 by Shannon

Don’t miss out!   Early-bird Registration rates expire on February 28th! REGISTRATION RATES (Early Bird) Student: $285 CAD (approx. $215 USD) Faculty/Professional: $505 CAD  (approx. $379 USD) ______________________________________________________ BUSINESS PRE-CONFERENCE JUNE 1ST with Richard Ryan, Edward Deci & Scott Rigby “Putting Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation to Work“: Fortune 500 companies and best-selling books such as Drive...

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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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CONFERENCE NEWS: Thanks for a wonderful conference!

  • 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory

  • JUNE 27-30, 2013  | Rochester, NY
  • To all that participated at the conference, we extend our thanks to you for your attendance, talks, posters, enlightenment and engagement!
    • Guidelines for Presentations are NOW posted online.

    • We will be posting pictures and talk slides soon.  Stay posted to the listserv.

SDT News and Highlights


  • EVENT: If in Chicago, February 14, 2014, don’t miss SDT faculty Tim Kasser speaking on Human Identity and Environmental Challenges at Illinois Institute of Technology. Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m. For seating email [email protected]

Recent Research and Commentary

  • RECOMMENDED READING:  SDT’s very own Fred Grouzet’s book Self-Regulation and Autonomy is newly released and features many contributions by other SDT faculty. (2014) For a 20% discount on the book, click here.


Conference Press Release

What Drives Us? Rochester Model of Human Motivation Attracts Growing Affirmation.