New Book Release: ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’

October 12, 2015 by Steph Green

The anticipated new book ‘Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging Children and Parents’ by editors Jenny Ziviani, Anne Poulsen & Monica Cuskelly has just been released! Including a foreword by Richard Ryan, the book highlights the importance of goal-setting and goal pursuit in children’s therapy, rendering it a vital motivational component. It involves principal...

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New York Times: Train a Parent, Spare a Child

January 11, 2013 by Shannon

January 11th 2013.   “Dr. Deci, now a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said the biggest problem with tangible rewards is that they actually work, at least in the short run. “If you want somebody to do something, and if you have enough money, you can get them do it,” he said....

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CBS MoneyWatch: Kids and Money: 5 Ways to Instill Good Habits

May 12, 2011 by Shannon

May 12th 2011. Try it. You’ll like it. It’s a lie that parents tell their kids all the time, and it’s usually about food. But now there is evidence that even if kids don’t like, say, an icky vegetable, if you can get them to keep sampling the food eventually they will grow to enjoy...

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NEW YORK TIMES: When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say

September 14, 2009 by Shannon

September 14th 2009.   “In 2004, two Israeli researchers, Avi Assor and Guy Roth, joined Edward L. Deci, a leading American expert on the psychology of motivation, in asking more than 100 college students whether the love they had received from their parents had seemed to depend on whether they had succeeded in school, practiced...

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