SDT & Health Policy Workshop Post Script

December 7, 2023 by Arlen Moller

Reflections on Health Policy from the 8th International SDT Conference BY ARLEN MOLLER, BEN RIGBY, & EMILY OLIVER | DEC 07, 20231Illinois Institute of Technology; 2Newcastle University; 3Durham University On May 31st 2023, we hosted a participatory workshop titled “SDT & Health Policy,” at the 8th International Self-Determination Theory (SDT) Conference in Orlando, Florida (1)....

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Canadian Family Physician (CFP): On hidden psychological costs of virtual healthcare, A call to action

April 26, 2022 by Lemos Kelly

June 28, 2021 / Adam Neufeld, MD MSc In this article from the Canadian Family Physician (CFP), SDT International Scholar, Adam Neufeld, writes about the psychological impacts of virtual healthcare due to the global pandemic. Meeting medical needs is a hot topic in virtual care. Equally important but less discussed, however, are basic psychological needs....

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News Medical: Psychology Plays Integral Role in Diabetes Management

October 4, 2016 by Pschult3

October 4, 2016 / Source: American Psychological Association / In this article, SDT is recognized as “established psychological theory” to inform diabetes management across different life stages. “People with diabetes must expend effort every day to manage their disease in order to maintain their health and well-being. Relationships with family, friends, romantic partners and health...

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The Conversation: How Pokemon Go turned couch potatoes into fitness fanatics without them even realising it

August 11, 2016 by Pschult3

August 11, 2016 / By John A. Parkinson / This fun article talks about how Pokemon Go motivates users to be physically active from a SDT perspective. Self-determination theory argues that we will work energetically to satisfy three core psychological needs: autonomy, competence and relatedness. A person will engage in exercise if they choose to do...

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Washington Post: Laughter Yoga Replaces ‘Ommm’ with ‘Hahaha’

July 22, 2015 by Shannon

July 22nd 2015.  Gregory Chertok, a sport psychology counselor and fitness trainer at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Englewood, New Jersey cites self-determination theory when touting the social benefits of laughter yoga. “Chertok noted that writer and researcher Norman Cousins, whose book “Anatomy of an Illness” influenced Kataria, famously referred to laughter as...

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