Research Reports

Leow, K., Lee, M.,, & Lynch, M. F. (2016). Big five personality and depressive symptoms: A self-determination theory perspective on students’ positive relationships with others. Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016, Retrieved from:

Laurin, J. C., Joussemet, M., Tremblay, R. E., & Boivin, M (2015). Early forms of controlling parenting and the development of childhood anxiety. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(11), 3279-3292. doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0131-9

Britton, P. C., VanOrden, K. A., Hirsch, J. K., Niemiec, C. P., & Williams, G. C. (2014). Basic psychological needs, suicidal ideation, and risk for suicidal behavior in young adults. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(4), 362-371. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12074

Bureau, J., Mageau, G. A., Vallerand, R. J., Boudrais, J.-S., Desrumeaux, P, Brunet, L., & Morin, E. M. (2012). Self-determination: A buffer against suicide ideation. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavoir, 42, 377-393. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2012.00097.x

Verstuyf, J., Vansteenkiste, M., & Soenens, B. (2012). Eating regulation and bulimic symptoms: The differential correlates of health-focused and appearance-focused eating regulation. Body Image, 9, 108-117.

Lu, Q., Uysal, A., & Teo, I. (2011). Need satisfaction and catastrophizing: Explaining the relationship among emotional ambivalence, pain, and depressive symptoms. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 819-827. doi: 10.1177/1359105310392092

McBride, C., Zuroff, D. C. , Ravitz, P., Koestner, R., Moskowitz, D. S., Quilty, L., & Bagby, R. M. (2010). Autonomous and controlled motivation and interpersonal therapy for depression: Moderating role of recurrent depression. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49, 529–545.

Moller, A. C., & Deci, E. L. (2010). Interpersonal control, dehumanization, and violence: A self-determination theory perspective. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 13, 41-53.

Gauthier, L., Guay, F., Senécal, C., & Pierce, T. (2010). Women's depressive symptoms during the transition to motherhood: The role of competence, relatedness, and autonomy. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(8), 1145-1156. doi:

Twenge, J., Gentile, B., DeWall, C. N., Ma, D., Lacefield, K. , & Schurtz, D. R. (2010). Birth cohort increases in psychopathology among young Americans, 1938–2007: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of the MMPI. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 145–154.

Choi, J., Mogami, T., & Medalia, A. (2009). Intrinsic Motivation Inventory: An adapted measure for schizophrenia research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 1-11.

Vandereycken, W., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2009). Let eating disorder patients decide: Providing choice may reduce early drop-out from inpatient treatment. European Eating Disorders Review, 17, 177-183.

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Luyckx, K., Luyten, P., Duriez, B., & Goossens, L. (2008). Maladaptive perfectionism as an intervening variable between psychological control and adolescent depressive symptoms: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 465-474.

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Vandereycken, W., Luyten, P., Sierens, E., & Goossens, L. (2008). Perceived parental psychological control and eating disordered symptoms: Maladaptive perfectionism as a possible intervening variable. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 144-152.

Pelletier, L. G., & Dion, S. C.  (2007). An examination of general and specific motivational mechanisms for the relations between body dissatisfaction and eating behaviors. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 3, 303-333.

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Duriez, B., & Goossens, L. (2006). In search of the sources of psychologically controlling parenting: The role of parental separation anxiety and parental maladaptive perfectionism. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16, 539-559.

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Luyten, P., Duriez, B., & Goossens, L. (2005). Maladaptive perfectionistic self-representations: The mediational link between psychological control and adjustment. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 487-498.

Cunningham, J., Wild, T. C., & Koski-Jannes, A. (2005). Motivation and life events: A prospective natural history pilot study of problem drinkers in the community. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1603-1606.

Wei, M., Shaffer, P. A., Young, S. K., & Zakalik, R. A. (2005). Adult attachment, shame, depression, and loneliness: The mediation role of basic psychological needs satisfaction. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 591-601.

Pelletier, L. G., Dion, S., & Levesque, C. S. (2004). Can self-determination help protect women against sociocultural influences about body image and reduce their risk of experiencing bulimic symptoms?. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 61-88.

Kreipe, R. E., Strauss, J., Hodgman, C. H., & Ryan, R. M. (1989). Menstrual abnormalities and subclinical eating disorders. Psychosomatic Medicine, 51, 81-86.

Strauss, J., & Ryan, R. M. (1988). Cognitive dysfunction in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 7, 19-27.

Strauss, J., & Ryan, R. M. (1987). Autonomy disturbances in subtypes of anorexia nervosa. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 96, 254-258.

Chapters, Overviews, and Commentaries

Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L., Grolnick, W. S., & La Guardia, J. G. (2006). The significance of autonomy and autonomy support in psychological development and psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti & D. J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Theory and method (Vol 1, pp. 795-849). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Ryan, R. M. (2005). The developmental line of autonomy in the etiology, dynamics, and treatment of borderline personality disorders. Development and Psychopathology, 17, 987-1006.

Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L., & Grolnick, W. S. (1995). Autonomy, relatedness, and the self: Their relation to development and psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti & D. J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Theory and methods (Vol 1, pp. 618-655). New York: Wiley.