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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Week 1

6 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2: What is Motivation?10m
3: Intrinsic Motivation10m
4: Rewards & Intrinsic Motivation11m
5: More Fun With Intrinsic Motivaton: The Example of Video Games8m
6: Optional Bonus Video: An Organismic Perspective7m
4 readings
Lectures 1-3: Introduction to SDT & Intrinsic Motivation30m
Lecture 4: Rewards & Intrinsic Motivation40m
Lecture 5: More Fun with Intrinsic Motivation: The Example of Video Games40m
Lecture 6 (optional): An Organismic Perspective20m
1 practice exercise
Module 11h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Week 2

6 videos (Total 43 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
8. Everyday Examples of Different Forms of Motivations9m
9. How to Facilitate Autonomous Motivation and Internalization7m
10. The impact of Internalization: Three Examples8m
11. Well-being: An Introduction6m
12. Universal Impact of Basic Psychological Needs on Well-being5m
6 readings
Lecture 7: Extrinsic Motivation & the Continuum of Relative Autonomy20m
Lecture 8: Everyday Examples of Different Forms of Motivation20m
Lecture 9: How to Facilitate Autonomous Motivation & Internalization10m
Lecture 10: The Impact of Internalization: Three Examples20m
Lecture 11: Well-Being: An Introduction20m
Lecture 12: The Universal Impact of Basic Psychological Needs on Well-Being1h
1 practice exercise
Module 21h
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Week 3

6 videos (Total 48 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
14. Life Goals and Happiness, Part I8m
15. Life Goals and Happiness, Part II: Be Careful What You Wish For9m
16. Life Goals and Happiness, Part III8m
17. Mindfulness and Motivation6m
18. Vitality & Nature8m
6 readings
Lecture 13: People’s Daily Variations in Well-Being30m
Lecture 14: Life Goals & Happiness, Part I20m
Lecture 15: Life Goals & Happiness, Part II30m
Lecture 16: Life Goals & Happiness, Part III30m
Lecture 17: Mindfulness & Motivation30m
Lecture 18: Vitality & Nature30m
1 practice exercise
Module 31h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Week 4

6 videos (Total 50 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
20. Close Relationships7m
21. Parenting and the Support of Autonomy in Development10m
22. Identity Formation7m
23. Education: Intrinsic Motivaton in the Classroom7m
24. Work and Thriving: Facilitating Positive Engagement Using Self-Determination Theory9m
6 readings
Lecture 19: Pro-Social Behavior & Need Satisfaction30m
Lecture 20: Close Relationships20m
Lecture 21: Parenting & the Support of Autonomy in Development20m
Lecture 22: Identity Formation20m
Lecture 23: Education: Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom30m
Lecture 24: Working & Thriving20m
1 practice exercise
Module 41h
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Top reviews from Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellness

By VMMar 21st 2019

I thank the mentor wholeheartedly for explaining how motivation affects various facets of life. His style of explanation is engaging and helps in introspecting oneself thoroughly.

By VWJun 6th 2019

Brilliant course! Well organized, digestible content - fantastic introduction to the topic which is inspiring me to learn more. Would love to see an advanced course!

Instructor

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Richard Ryan

Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Education
Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology

About University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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