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Covid-19 Project: “Meaning in the Coronavirus crisis”

April 16, 2020 by Shannon

SDT scholars in Finland are going to run a daily diary study on ’Meaning in the Coronavirus crisis’. It will measure – using one-item scales – the following constructs:* Daily meaningfulness* Daily autonomy* Daily competence* Daily relatedness* Daily beneficence* Positive affect* Negative affect* Fear* Vitality* Hope* Optimism* Pessimism* Meliorism For more information on this study […]

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Covid-19 Project: “Motivating Messages About Social Distancing”

April 16, 2020 by Shannon

Do autonomy-supportive messages help people internalize the value of social distancing, and do controlling messages backfire? These are the questions SDT researchers, Nicole Legate, Thuy-vy Ngyuen, Netta Weinstein, Arlen Moller & Lisa Legault are exploring as part of a larger Covid-19 Psychological Science Accelerator project. 

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Large Covid SDT Project in Belgium

April 1, 2020 by Shannon

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown, SDT researchers have collected a large data sample on Belgian citizens’ motivation which has become a motivation barometer that reveals interesting findings.

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