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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Scientific America: How to Be a Better Friend

April 11, 2013 by Shannon

April 11th 2013. “When a pal is struggling, it can be awfully tempting to grab him by the scruff of his neck and just tell him exactly what he should do. After all, isn’t giving good advice part of being a good friend? Perhaps not, according to researchers who study self-determination. Edward Deci, a psychology...

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