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Huffington Post: Who is Driving Your Health and Wellness

July 10, 2013 by Shannon

July 10th 2013. “Edward Deci and Richard Ryan, professors at the University of Rochester and developers of Self-Determination Theory, the most respected theory of human motivation, have shown that thriving results from satisfying three motivational drives: the desire to be autonomous: to make choices that are true to one’s core, not imposed by others or […]

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Huffington Post: NFL Draft Preparation: Put Your Money Where Your Mindset Is

March 3, 2013 by Shannon

March 3rd 2013. Nick Winkelman, the Director of Training Systems and Education at Athletes’ Performance’s Phoenix facility, has a mission to make his NFL hopefuls prepared for “the immensity of the moment.” He and his colleagues employ training techniques based on Self Determination Theory. Developed by Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan at the University […]

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Press Release: New book by University of Queensland faculty

February 28, 2013 by Shannon

February 28th 2013.   A new book written by researchers from The University of Queensland and Queensland Health offers a unique guide for therapists and professionals to successfully work with children. The Art and Science of Motivation: A therapist’s guide to working with children, to be launched on March 4, uses Self Determination Theory (SDT) […]

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Wired: Compelling Design is About Psychology, Not Technology

January 14, 2013 by Shannon

December 5th 2013. Image: niallkennedy/Flickr Don’t get me wrong: No one who’s held an iPhone can deny the appeal of beautifully designed technology. But what really makes a product stick has more to do with the psychology behind its design than its physical or functional features. It’s all about the how, not the what. Every […]

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Scientific American: Three Critical Elements Sustain Motivation

October 18, 2012 by Shannon

October 18th 2012.   :Whether you pursue an activity for its own sake or because external forces compel you, psychologists Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan of the University of Rochester argue that you gain motivation when you feel in charge. In evaluations of students, athletes and employees, the researchers have found that the […]

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Slate: Homo Say What?

April 30, 2012 by Shannon

April 30th 2012.   Researchers found that among the college freshmen in their study, more than one-fifth of those who described themselves as very straight showed signs of covert homosexuality on the me-cued trials. And these “discrepant” (secretly gay) students happened to be the ones most likely to have expressed anti-gay sentiments on the pre-test […]

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