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Beginner Level

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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Week 1

4 hours to complete
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

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Week 2

4 hours to complete
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

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Week 3

5 hours to complete
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

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Week 4

4 hours to complete
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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