New SDT Book by Ryan & Deci. Get your Special Discount Now!

August 8, 2017 by Shannon

The 2nd Printing of the Self-Determination Theory Book just released with embossed cover This long-awaited book by Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci is now available around the globe!   North and South America Use discount code:  AFSDT Click here to order * discount code will auto-generate when using link above UK & Europe Use discount code:  GUIL3 […]

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New Straits Time: Gaming isn’t all bad

February 13, 2017 by Shannon

February 13, 2017 / By Aiman Maulana / Once again, Self-Determination Theory’s research gains attention in Gaming. What are the surprising scientific evidences on gaming, and how do the basic psychological needs tap into gaming and wellbeing. Read More :

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Richard Ryan Faculty Biography

August 9, 2015 by Shannon

Connect Australian Catholic University Faculty Page Research Gate Page  Google Scholar Page  LinkedIn Twitter Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney and Professor Emeritus in Psychology at the University of Rochester. Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, one of the leading theories of human […]

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ISBNPA 2015 Pre-Conference Event

June 2, 2015 by Shannon

    Applying Self-Determination Theory to      Health-Behavior Interventions     June 2, 2015   9:00am to 5:00pm     Edinburgh, Scotland     International Conference Centre   Self-Determination Theory is one of the leading psychological theories on motivation & a powerful cornerstone to building a successful health initiative, program or intervention. In this […]

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New York Times: Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness

May 14, 2015 by Shannon

May 13th 2015. The New York Times cites self-determination theory in their article, Lawyers with Lowest Pay Report More Happiness. “Law students are famous for busting their buns to make high grades, sometimes at the expense of health and relationships, thinking, ‘Later I’ll be happy, because the American dream will be mine,’ ” said Lawrence […]

Continue Reading Outdoor ‘green’ can fight the blues

January 11, 2015 by Shannon

January 11th 2014. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology in 2010 showed that spending even just 20 minutes a day in fresh air boosts vitality that is, having both physical and mental energy. “Research has shown that people with a greater sense of vitality don’t just have more energy for things they […]

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