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Nonprofit Quaterly: The New Employment Contract and How Nonprofits Must Honor It

November 1, 2016 by Pschult3

November 1, 2016 / By The Editors at Nonprofit Quarterly / This article describes specific issues involved in the transition between industrial and information eras in the context of non profit management. The authors state how the basic employment contract has changed and how SDT concepts can help organizations adapt to these profound changes. “Translated, that […]

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UNLV News Center: The Science Behind Employee Loyalty

October 26, 2016 by Pschult3

October 26, 2016 / By Angela Ramsey / This article about hospitality organizations refers to satisfaction of basic psychological needs as a way to increase workplace spirituality and decrease turnover. “Gatling sees this “innate link” through the lens of what management scholars refer to as self-determination. In the business context, Gatling says, “self-determination theory proposes […]

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South China Morning Post: Do violent video games make people aggressive? Study suggests they don’t

October 23, 2016 by Pschult3

October 23, 2016 / By Richard James Havis / Research by SDT faculty, Richard Ryan, Andrew Przybylski, and Scott Rigby featured in this article exploring video games and aggression. “Research by Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at Rochester University in the US, shows that such violence – known as ‘rage quitting’ or ‘game rage’ […]

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The Huffington Post: Why Do Students Value College

October 20, 2016 by Pschult3

October 20, 2016 / By David Steele-Figueredo / This article cites SDT to explain how motivation for attending college relates to academic success or struggle. “According to a study conducted by two members of the American Counseling Association, the reason that certain students excel in college while others flounder might relate back to their motivations […]

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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 Huffington Post: Wells Fargo scandal was orchestrated fraud

September 28, 2016 by Pschult3

September 28, 2016 / By Susan Fowler / In an article about the Wells Fargo scandal and how its organizational culture might have fostered fraudulent behavior, SDT was cited as “compelling science” that explains why traditional methods of workplace don’t yield sustainable results.   “Through their traditional—and outdated beliefs about motivation in the workplace, they fostered fraud by making […]

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Otago Daily Times: The loss of tribal connection

September 5, 2016 by Pschult3

September 5, 2016 Sebastian Junger, award-winning journalist and bestselling author, highlights the disconnect and lack of belonging in modern society and its costs on well-being in his latest book: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging. “A person living in a modern city or suburb can, for the first time in history, go through an entire day […]

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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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