Who we are


We sponsor SDT’s science and scholarship as well as help people apply the theory and research to their professional and daily lives…and to the lives of others we connect with.

The Theory

Among the most influential models in contemporary behavioral science, Self-Determination Theory offers a framework for understanding the factors that promote human motivation and flourishing.

SDT International Scholars

Get to know the incredible international scholars and their work that makeup CSDT.


CSDT, as a nonprofit, is sustained by many generous contributors and partners who believe in this work. Learn more about the organizations and individuals who have supported us.