Self and Self-Esteem

Basic SDT research topics

Barberis, N., Costa, S.Castiglione, C. (2023) Xenophobia and Xenophilia, the bright and dark sides of attitude towards foreigners: A Self-Determination Theory approach. Psychological Reports, Advance Online ,1-24

Lavrijsen, J., Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M.Verschueren, K. (2023) When insecure self-worth drains students’ energy: Academic contingent self-esteem and parents’ and teachers’ perceived conditional regard as predictors of school burnout. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 58 ,810-825

Clegg, K-A.Levine, S.Zuroff, D. C.Holding, A. C. (2022) A multilevel perspective on self‐determination theory: Predictors and correlates of autonomous and controlled motivation. Motivation and Emotion, Advance online publication

Saricali, M.Guler, D. (2022) The mediating role of psychological need frustration on the relationship between frustration intolerance and existential loneliness. Current Psychology, Advance Online

Di Domenico, S. I.Fournier, M. A.Rodrigo, A. H.Dong, M. (2022) Medial prefrontal activity during self-other judgments is modulated by relationship need fulfillment. Social Neuroscience, 17(3) ,236-245

Neufeld, A.Babenko, O.Lai, H.Svrcek, C. (2022) Why do we feel like intellectual frauds? A Self-Determination Theory perspective on the impostor phenomenon in medical students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Advance Online

Xiao, X.Zheng, X. (2022) The effect of parental phubbing on depression in Chinese junior high school students: The mediating roles of basic psychological needs satisfaction and self-esteem. Frontiers in Psychology, 13 ,868354

Steffgen, S. T.Otterpohl, N.Wessing, F.Schwinger, M. (2022) The process linking child-invested contingent self-esteem and conditional regard: The roles of maternal anger and its regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Advance Online

Arden, A., Katz, I.Slobodin, O. (2022) Psychological need-based experiences as energizing processes for mothers’ identity formation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Advance online publication

Audet, E. C.Levine, S. L.Holding, A. C.Powers, T. A. (2021) Navigating the ups and downs: Peer and family autonomy support during personal goals and crises on identity development. Self and Identity, Advance online publication

Nguyen, T. T., Weinstein, N., Ryan, R. M. (2021) In In. R. J. Coplan, J. C. Bowker, & L. Nelson (Eds.), The possibilities of aloneness and solitude: Developing an understanding framed through the lens of human motivation and needs. , The handbook of solitude: Psychological perspectives on social isolation, social withdrawal, and being alone (pp. 224-239) New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell Press.

Ntoumanis, N.Stenling, A.Quested, E.Nikitaras, N. (2020) Self-Compassion and Need Frustration Moderate the Effects of Upward Appearance Comparisons on Body Image Discrepancies. The Journal of Psychology, 154 ,292-308

Legate, N., Weinstein, N.Ryan, W. S., DeHaan, C. R. (2019) Parental autonomy support predicts lower internalized homophobia and better psychological health indirectly through lower shame in lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Stigma and Health, 4(4) ,367-76

Ryan, W.S., Ryan, R. M. (2019) Toward a Social Psychology of Authenticity: Exploring Within-Person Variation in Autonomy, Congruence, and Genuineness Using Self-Determination Theory. SAGE Journals, 23(1) ,99-112

Arvanitis, A.Kalliris, K. (2017) A Self-Determination Theory account of self-authorship: Implications for law and public policy. Philosophical Psychology, ,1-21

Park, L. E.Ward, D. E.Naragon-Gainey, K. (2017) It’s all about the money (for some): Consequences of financially contingent self- worth. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(5) ,1-12

Van der Kaap-Deeder, J.Wouters, S.Verschueren, K.Briers, V. (2016) The pursuit of self-esteem and its motivational implications. Psychologica Belgica, 56(3) ,143-168

Wuyts, D.Chen, B., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B. (2015) Social pressure and unfulfilled dreams among Chinese and Belgian parents: Two roads to controlling parenting via child-invested contingent self-esteem. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(9) ,1150-1168

Van der Kaap-Deeder, J.Coorevits, N., Vansteenkiste, M. (2015) Zelfwaarde op losse schroeven: Gevolgen en wortels van voorwaardelijke zelfwaarde. [Fragile self-esteem: Consequences and roots of contingent self-esteem]. Caleidoscoop, 27 ,22-29

Hope, N., Koestner, R., Milyavskaya, M. (2014) Self-growth in the College Years: Increased importance of intrinsic values predicts resolution of identity and intimacy stages. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5 ,705-712

Boone, L., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., Van der Kaap-Deeder, J. (2014) Self-Critical Perfectionism and Binge Eating Symptoms: A Longitudinal Test of the Intervening Role of Psychological Need Frustration. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(3) ,363-373

Verstuyf, J.Van Petegem, S., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B. (2014) The body perfect ideal and eating regulation goals: Investigating the role of adolescents’ identity styles. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(2) ,284-297

Lynch, M. F. (2014) In N. Weinstein (Ed.), The self-concept in relationships. (pp. 121-137) New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8542-6_6

Di Domenico, S. I.Fournier, M. A.Ayaz, H.Ruocco, A. C. (2013) In search of integrative processes: Basic psychological need satisfaction predicts medial prefrontal activation during decisional conflict. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(3) ,967-978

Rodriguez, Lindsey M., Knee, C. R.Neighbors, Clayton (2013) Relationships can drive some to drink. Relationship-contingent self-esteem and drinking problems. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,

Hadden, Benjamin W.Overup, Camilla S., Knee, C. R. (2013) Removing the Ego: Need Fulfillment, Self-Image Goals, and Self-Presentation. Self and Identity, ,1-20

Rhodes, J. D.Colder, C. R.Trucco, E. M.Speidel, C. (2013) The interaction between self-regulation and motivation prospectively predicting problem behavior in adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42 ,681-692

Weinstein, N.Ryan, W. S., DeHaan, C. R., Przybylski, A. K. (2012) Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and explicit sexual identities: Dynamics of self-acceptance and defense. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 ,815–832

Legault, L.Al-KhindiInzlincht, I. (2012) Preserving integrity in the face of performance threat: Self-affirmation enhances neurophysiological responsiveness to errors.. Psychological Science, 23 ,1455-1460

Legate, N., Ryan, R. M., Weinstein, N. (2012) Is coming out always a ‘‘good thing’’? Exploring the relations of autonomy support, outness, and wellness for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 ,145-152

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., , Lynch, M. F. (2012) The ideal self at play: The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be. Psychological Science, 23 ,69–76

Mageau, G. A.Carpentier, J., Vallerand, R. J. (2011) The role of self-esteem contingencies in the distinction between obsessive and harmonious passion. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41 ,720-729

Mask, L., Blanchard, C. M. (2011) The protective role of general self-determination against “thin ideal” media exposure on women’s body image and eating-related concerns. Journal of Health Psychology, 16 ,489-499

Mask, L., Blanchard, C. M. (2011) The effects of “thin ideal” media on women’s body image concerns and eating-related intentions: The beneficial role of an autonomous regulation of eating behaviors. Body Image, 8 ,357-365

Amiot, C. E.Sansfacon, S. (2011) Motivations to identify with social groups: A look at their positive and negative consequences. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 15 ,105–127

Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M. (2011) When is identity congruent with the self? A self-determination theory perspective. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. L. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research. (pp. 381-402) New York, NY: Springer.

Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L. (2011) Multiple identities within a single self: A self-determination theory perspective on internalization within contexts and cultures. In M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Handbook of self & identity. (pp. 253-274) New York: The Guilford Press.

Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Ntoumanis, N.Cumming, J.Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (2011) When feeling attractive matters too much to women: A process underpinning the relation between psychological need satisfaction and unhealthy weight control behaviors. Motivation and Emotion, 35 ,413–422

Ferris, D. L.Lian, H.Brown, D. J.Pang, F. X. (2010) Self-esteem and job performance: The moderating role of self-esteem contingencies. Personnel Psychology, 63 ,561-593

Koestner, R., Taylor, G.Losier, G. F.Fichman, L. (2010) Self-regulation and adaptation during and after college: A one-year prospective study. Personality & Individual Difference, 49 ,869-873

Hodgins, H. S.Weisbust, K. S., Weinstein, N.Shiffman, S. (2010) The cost of self-protection: Threat response and performance as a function of autonomous and controlled motivations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 ,1101-1114

Good, J. J.Sanchez, D. T. (2010) Doing gender for different reasons: Why gender conformity positively and negatively predicts self-esteem. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34 ,203–214

Ferris, D. L.Brown, D. J.Lian, H. (2009) When does self-esteem relate to deviant behavior? The role of contingencies of self-worth. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 ,1345-1353

La Guardia, J. G. (2009) Developing who I am: A self-determination theory approach to the establishment of healthy identities. Educational Psychologist, 44 ,90–104

Luyckx, K., Vansteenkiste, M.Goossens, L.Duriez, B. (2009) Basic need satisfaction and identity formation: Bridging self-determination theory and process-oriented identity research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56 ,276-288

Oliver, E.J., Markland, D. A.Hardy, J. (2008) The effects of autonomy-supportive and controlling environments on self-talk. Motivation and Emotion, 32 ,200-212

Guay, F.Delisle, M. N., Fernet, C.Julien, E. (2008) Does task-related identified regulation moderate the sociometer effect? A study of performance feedback, perceived inclusion, and state self-esteem. Social Behavior and Personality, 36 ,239-254

Hodgins, H. S.Brown, A. B.Carver, B. (2007) Autonomy and control motivation and self-esteem. Self and Identity, 6 ,189-208

Downie, M., Mageau, G. A., Koestner, R.Liodden, T. (2006) On the risk of being a cultural chameleon: Variations in collective self-esteem across social interactions. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12 ,541-557

Koestner, R., Mageau, G. A. (2006) Assessing implicit and explicit self-esteem: Lessons from 50 years of motive research. In M. Kernis (Ed.), Self-esteem: Issues and answers. (pp. 103-108) New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Georgiadis, M. M., Stavrou, N. A. (2006) Motivation for weight-loss diets: A clustering, longitudinal field study using self-esteem and self-determination theory perspectives. Health Education Journal, 65 ,53-72

Moller, A. C.Friedman, R., Deci, E. L. (2006) A self-determination theory perspectives on the interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of self-esteem. In M. H. Kernis (Ed.), Self-esteem issues and answers: A sourcebook of current perspectives. (pp. 125-131) Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

Sheldon, K. M. (2006) Catholic guilt? Comparing catholics’ and protestants’ religious motivations. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 16 ,209-223

Little, T. D.Snyder, C. R.Wehmeyer, M. (2006) The agentic self: On the nature and origins of personal agency across the lifespan. In D. Mroczek & T. D. Little (Eds.), Handbook of personality development. (pp. 61–80) Mahwah, NJ: LEA.

Lynch, M. F., Ryan, R. M. (2004) On being yourself: Consistency versus authenticity of self-concept in cultural and interpersonal contexts. In H. W. Marsh, J. Baumert, G. E. Richards, & U. Trautwein (Eds)., Self-concept, motivation and identity: Where to from here? Proceedings of the third international biennial SELF research conference, in Berlin. Sydney, Australia: SELF Research Centre, University Of Western Sydney.

Patrick, H., Neighbors, C., Knee, C. R. (2004) Appearance-related social comparisons: The role of contingent self-esteem and self-perceptions of attractiveness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30 ,501-514

Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L. (2004) Avoiding death or engaging life as accounts of meaning and culture: A comment on Pyszczynski, Greenberg, Solomon, Arndt, and Schimel. Psychological Bulletin, 130 ,473-477

Ryan, R. M., Brown, K. W. (2003) Why we don’t need self-esteem: On fundamental needs, contingent love, and mindfulness. Psychological Inquiry, 14 ,71-76

Hodgins, H. S., Knee, C. R. (2002) In E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan (Eds.), The integrating self and conscious experience. (pp. 87-100) Rochester, NY: University Of Rochester Press.

Paradise, A. W. (2002) In E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan (Eds.), Distinguishing between secure and fragile forms of high self-esteem. (pp. 339-360) Rochester, NY: University Of Rochester Press.

Hawley, P. H., Little, T. D. (2002) Evolutionary and developmental perspectives on the agentic self. In D. Cervone & W. Mischel (Eds.), Advances in personality science. (pp. 177–195) New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Schimel, J.Arndt, J.Pyszczynski, T.Greenberg, J. (2001) Being accepted for who we are: Evidence that social validation of the intrinsic self reduces general defensiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80 ,35-52

Paradise, A. W.Whitaker, D. J.Wheatman, S. R. (2000) Master of one’s psychological domain? Not likely if one’s self-esteem is unstable. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26 ,1297-1305

Sheldon, K. M., Ryan, R. M.Rawsthorne, L. J.Ilardi, B. (1997) Trait self and true self: Cross-role variation in the Big Five personality traits and its relations with psychological authenticity and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73 ,1380-1393

Deci, E. L., Ryan, R. M. (1995) Human autonomy: The basis for true self-esteem. In M. Kernis (Ed.), Efficacy, agency, and self-esteem. (pp. 31-49) New York: Plenum Publishing Co.

Sheldon, K. M. (1995) Creativity and self-determination in personality. London: Routledge Creativity and self-determination in personality, 8 ,25-36

Deci, E. L., Ryan, R. M. (1991) A motivational approach to self: Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska symposium on motivation: Perspectives on motivation, Vol. 38. (pp. 237-288) Lincoln, NE: University Of Nebraska Press.

Ryan, R. M. (1991) The nature of the self in autonomy and relatedness. In J. Strauss &, G. R. Goethals (Eds.), Multidisciplinary perspectives on the self. (pp. 208-238) New York: Springer-Verlag.

Ryan, R. M.Plant, R. W.Kuczkowski, R. J. (1991) Relation of self-projection processes to performance, emotion, and memory in a controlled interaction setting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17 ,427-434