WALL STREET JOURNAL: Is Happiness Overrated?

March 15, 2011 by Shannon

March 15th 2011. The relentless pursuit of happiness may be doing us more harm than good. Some researchers say happiness as people usually think of it—the experience of pleasure or positive feelings—is far less important to physical health than the type of well-being that comes from engaging in meaningful activity. Researchers refer to this latter state...

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TIME: To Keep Willpower from Flagging, Remember the F-Word: ‘Fun’

October 22, 2010 by Shannon

October 22nd 2010. Exercising self-control isn’t fun. If you’re dieting, for instance, you may easily resist the blueberry muffin at that impossibly aromatic bakeshop you pass by in the morning. You may then have lunch with your friends but just order a small salad (sans creamy dressing, of course). But at some point later in...

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NOW AVAILABLE: Photos from the 4th International SDT Conference

May 10, 2010 by Shannon

May 15th 2010. 4th International SDT Conference held in Ghent University in Belgium In May, Self-Determination Theory held its 4th international scientific conference in Ghent, Belgium. It was clear that the SDT psychological framework is thriving. The four-day conference attracted 128 papers and 276 posters presented by 550 researchers from almost every country in Europe,...

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EVENT: Motivation in Education Research Laboratory

January 19, 2010 by Shannon

January 19th 2010. Motivation in Education Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Education in Singapore held  it’s inaugural seminar on motivation in education on January 19th with invited talks from Rich Ryan and Ed Deci on ‘Nurturing the Active Learner.’ Click here to learn more

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