Self-determination theory (SDT) is an empirically based theory of motivation and psychological development that is especially focused on the basic psychological needs that promote high quality motivation and wellness, and how they are supported in social contexts. SDT details how the styles and strategies of motivators such as parents, teachers, coaches, managers, and health-care professionals can promote or undermine engagement and the positive consequences that follow from it.
Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellnessUniversity of Rochester
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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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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY: AN APPROACH TO MOTIVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND WELLNESS
This course is absolutely interesting and very informative! Everyone should know more about this theory and apply it in their everyday life :)
A real eye-opening and very rewarding course. Thanks to Dr. Ryan for teaching it and making it available on Coursera.
Learned more about how we can work on extrinsic motivation by working more on autonomy competence and relatedness, thank you so much for providing this opportunity
My very first online course and I never expected that this would be of high quality teaching. The professor knows very well what he is talking about and can clearly convey the idea of SDT. Splendid!
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