Australia, this April 2016, SDT Co-Founder Richard Ryan will speak at The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education Conference: Converting Science into PracticeMarch 15, 2016 by Walter

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Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 10.20.58 AMSDT Co-founder Richard Ryan will be speaking in Australia at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Conference 2016: Converting Science into Practice.

If you are interested in learning how to apply Positive Psychology principles to promote optimal performance and well-being, don’t miss this insightful upcoming event.

On Saturday the 30th April, 2016 at Australian Catholic University, located at 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135, you will learn how to put scientifically-grounded Positive Psychology research into practice, and how to implement interventions that increase health and well-being, social connectedness, and effective action.

Richard Ryan will give a talk on ‘Motivation in Learning, Work, and Well-Being: Research and Practice from the Perspectives of Self-Determination Theory,’ alongside Professor Herb Marsh, Professor Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr Louise Hayes, Dr Suzy Green, and other world-renowned speakers, researchers, and authors.

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CONFERENCE UPDATES: Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb 28th!!!!!February 16, 2016 by Walter

Don’t miss out!   Early-bird Registration rates expire on February 28th!

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Student: $285 CAD (approx. $215 USD)

Faculty/Professional: $505 CAD  (approx. $379 USD)



with Richard Ryan, Edward Deci & Scott Rigby

Putting Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation to Work“: Fortune 500 companies and best-selling books such as Drive have adopted SDT as a blueprint for developing the business climate that will support deeper and more effective motivation, engagement, and satisfaction in employees, customers, and clients alike. This 1-Day intensive training workshop will give you the chance to hear and interact with SDT founders Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, and Scott Rigby, the founder of the world’s foremost consulting firm in the application of SDT to business.


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JUST RELEASED: “Handbook of Mindfulness” by Brown, Creswell & RyanApril 15, 2015 by Walter

Handbook of Mindfulness

Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Kirk Warren Brown, J. David Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan

mindfulness_handbookFinally, the most comprehensive work on mindfulness! This handbook sums up the current state of the research and clinical applications and offers insightful discussions of multiple aspects of mindfulness. The chapters are written in a clear and interesting fashion by highly respected experts. This is useful reading for advanced students in psychology and cognitive sciences as well as health care professionals, and will be ‘unputdownable’ for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness. I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent book.”
Britta Hölzel, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of
Neuroradiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany


An authoritative handbook, this volume offers both a comprehensive review of the current science of mindfulness and a guide to its ongoing evolution. Leading scholars explore mindfulness in the context of contemporary psychological theories of attention, perceptual processing, motivation, and behavior, as well as within a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue with the contemplative traditions. After surveying basic research from neurobiological, cognitive, emotion/affective, and interpersonal perspectives, the book delves into applications of mindfulness practice in healthy and clinical populations, reviewing a growing evidence base. Examined are interventions for behavioral and emotion dysregulation disorders, depression, anxiety, and addictions, and for physical health conditions.

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