1999 Conference Book

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Handbook of Self-Determination Research:
Theoretical and Applied Issues

Reference: Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (Eds.), (2002). Handbook of self-determination research. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.
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PART I: Introduction

Chapter 1 An Overview of Self-Determination Theory
– Richard M. Ryan & Edward L. Deci

PART II: Theoretical Issues and Considerations

Chapter 2 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: A Hierarchical Model
– Robert J. Vallerand & Catherine F. Ratelle

Chapter 3 The Self-Concordance Model of Healthy Goal-Striving: When Personal Goals Correctly Represent the Person
– Kennon M. Sheldon

Chapter 4 The Integrating Self and Conscious Experience
– Holley S. Hodgins & C. Raymond Knee

Chapter 5 Distinguishing Three Ways of Being Highly Motivated: A Closer Look at Introjection, Identification, and Intrinsic Motivation
– Richard Koestner & Gaëtan F. Losier

Chapter 6 Sketches for a Self-Determination Theory of Values
– Tim Kasser

Chapter 7 Self-Generated Changes in Intrinsic Motivation as a Function of Social Perception
– T. Cameron Wild & Michael E. Enzle

PART III: Self-Determination in Life Domains

Chapter 8 What Makes Parents Controlling?
– Wendy S. Grolnick & Nicholas H. Apostoleris

Chapter 9 Self-Determination Theory Applied to Educational Settings
– Johnmarshall Reeve

Chapter 10 A Motivational Analysis of Self-Determination for Pro-Environmental Behaviors
– Luc G. Pelletier

Chapter 11 Improving Patients’ Health Through Supporting the Autonomy of Patients and Providers
– Geoffrey C. Williams

Chapter 12 Intrinsic Need Satisfaction in Organizations: A Motivational Basis of Success in For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Settings
– Paul P. Baard

Chapter 13 Self-Determination Theory and Participation Motivation Research in the Sport and Exercise Domain
– Christina M. Frederick-Recascino

PART IV: Related Viewpoints

Chapter 14 The Relation of Perceived Control and Self-Determination in Coping
– Ellen Skinner & Kathleen Edge

Chapter 15 Distinguishing Between Secure and Fragile Forms of High Self-Esteem
– Michael H. Kernis & Andrew W. Paradise

Chapter 16 The Need for Competence
– Andrew J. Elliot, Holly A. McGregor, & Todd M. Thrash

Chapter 17 Three Views of the Agentic Self: A Developmental Synthesis
– Todd D. Little, Patricia H. Hawley, Christopher C.Henrich, & Katherine W. Marsland
Chapter 18 An Educational-Psychological Theory of Interest and its Relation to SDT
– Andreas Krapp

PART V: Concluding Comments

Chapter 19 Self-Determination Research: Reflections and Future Directions
– Edward L. Deci & Richard M. Ryan

1999 Conference

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In April, 1999, the first international Self-Determination Theory Conference was held at the University of Rochester. More than forty active self-determination researchers from eighteen universities in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel convened at the University of Rochester to present their work, share ideas, and discuss future research directions.


People came with a shared vocabulary, a shared set of concepts, a shared system of thought, and a shared familiarity with an extensive research literature. This allowed everyone to begin immediately discussing important and penetrating issues. Each person had been engaged in her or his unique research program–on values, psychosocial medical interventions, self-regulatory styles, coping processes, the self, organizational dynamics, and so forth–and each of the research programs was briefly reviewed and discussed in relation to the others. Some issues were discussed by several researchers; others were addressed by only one or two. In each case, the issues were the basis for rich and stimulating dialogue, and some led to the specification of empirical questions that are already under examination in various labs.


So exciting were the presentations and discussions that the participants decided it was time to prepare a volume that would draw together the results of several research programs as they relate to and have been organized by SDT. The Handbook of Self-Determination Research , edited by Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan and published by the University of Rochester Press in April 2002, is the result. It summarizes the research programs of these social, personality, clinical, developmental, and applied psychologists who have a shared belief in the importance of self-determination for understanding basic motivational processes and for solving pressing real-world problems.


Nineteen chapters, including an overview of self-determination theory, present the current state of the research in this scientifically rigorous, yet highly relevant, approach to studying human motivation. Some chapters deal with basic theoretical issues while others deal with the application of the theory to various life domains, including parenting, education, health care, organizations, environmentalism, and physical activity.