Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior

To stimulate the research that will allow it to evolve further, we have stated self-determination theory in the form of minitheories that relate to more circumscribed domains, and we have developed paradigms for testing predictions from the various minitheories

Edward L. Deci; Richard M. Ryan

2013

Scholarcy highlights

  • In this century, most empirically oriented psychologists believed that all motivation was based in the physiology of a set of non-nervousĀ­ system tissue needs
  • This book is primarily about self-determination and competence, and about the processes and structures that relate to these needs
  • The need for interpersonal relatĀ­ edness, while no less important, remains to be explored, and the findings from those explorations will need to be integrated with the present theory to develop a broad, organismic theory of human motivation
  • To stimulate the research that will allow it to evolve further, we have stated self-determination theory in the form of minitheories that relate to more circumscribed domains, and we have developed paradigms for testing predictions from the various minitheories

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