Psychology of Well-Being: Call for Publications

March 1, 2015 by Shannon

March 15th 2015. Positive Computing: A new partnership between psychology, social sciences and technologists  Psychology of Well-Being [] is inviting submissions for a special issue of the journal that will be dedicated to the topic of Positive Computing. The decades between 1970 and 1990 saw the creation and blossoming of a partnership between many disciplines around...

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SDT Faculty Honored at SPSP Conference

February 28, 2015 by Shannon

February 28th 2015. Edward Deci and Kenneth Sheldon, two SDT faculty members, were honored at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference on February 27th in Long Beach, CA for their scientific work and achievements in the field of social and personality psychology. At this event, Edward Deci, Professor of Psychology and Helen...

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Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, & Self-Determination Theory

May 21, 2014 by Shannon

Released in May 2014 "The Oxford Handbook of Work Motivation, Engagement, and Self-Determination Theory" is edited by SDT Faculty, Marylène Gagné, and aims to give current and future organizational researchers ideas for future research using self-determination theory as a framework, and to give practitioners ideas on how to adjust their programs and practices using self-determination theory principles.

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Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships

April 25, 2014 by Shannon

Just recently released in early 2014, "Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships," edited by SDT Faculty Netta Weinstein, summarizes and organizes a growing body of research supporting the role of motivation in adaptive and rewarding interpersonal interactions with others.

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PRESS RELEASE: More than 500 Psychologists Explore Human Motivation During International Conference in Rochester, June 27 to 30

June 14, 2013 by Shannon

 June 6th 2013. Hundreds of psychologists from 38 countries will gather in Rochester to share the latest scientific insights into the mysteries of human motivation during the Conference on Self-Determination Theory, June 27 to 30. Developed by University of Rochester experimental psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan in 1985, self-determination theory today is a leading theory...

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Press Release: ‘Mean Girls’ Be Warned: Ostracism Cuts Both Ways

March 5, 2013 by Shannon

March 5th 2013. If you think giving someone the cold shoulder inflicts pain only on them, beware. A new study shows that individuals who deliberately shun another person are equally distressed by the experience. “In real life and in academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims in cases of social...

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Press Release: New book by University of Queensland faculty

February 28, 2013 by Shannon

February 28th 2013.   A new book written by researchers from The University of Queensland and Queensland Health offers a unique guide for therapists and professionals to successfully work with children. The Art and Science of Motivation: A therapist’s guide to working with children, to be launched on March 4, uses Self Determination Theory (SDT)...

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