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Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being.
Research guided by self-determination theory has focused on the social-contextual conditions that facilitate versus forestall the natural processes of self-motivation and healthy psychological development, leading to the postulate of three innate psychological needs--competence, autonomy, and relatedness. Expand
The "What" and "Why" of Goal Pursuits: Human Needs and the Self-Determination of Behavior
Self-determination theory (SDT) maintains that an understanding of human motivation requires a consideration of innate psychological needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness. We discuss the… Expand
Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior
This chapter discusses the development of Causality Orientations Theory, a theory of personality Influences on Motivation, and its application in information-Processing Theories. Expand
The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being.
Correlational, quasi-experimental, and laboratory studies show that the MAAS measures a unique quality of consciousness that is related to a variety of well-being constructs, that differentiates mindfulness practitioners from others, and that is associated with enhanced self-awareness. Expand
On happiness and human potentials: a review of research on hedonic and eudaimonic well-being.
This review considers research from both perspectives concerning the nature of well-being, its antecedents, and its stability across time and culture. Expand
Handbook of Self-Determination Research
Over the past twenty years, an increasing number of researchers from various universities have been investigating motivational issues underlying the self-regulation of behavior. Using either… Expand
Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness
I. Introduction 1. Self-Determination Theory: An Introduction and Overview II. Philosophical and Historical Considerations 2. Organismic Principles: Historical Perspectives on Development and… Expand
Overview of self-determination theory: An organismic-dialectical perspective.
In the classical, Aristotelian, view of human development, people arc assumed to possess an active tendency toward psychological growth and integration. Endowed with an innate stT·h~ng to exercise… Expand
Self-determination theory: A macrotheory of human motivation, development, and health.
Self-determination theory (SDT) is an empirically based theory of human motivation, development, and wellness. The theory focuses on types, rather than just amount, of motivation, paying particular… Expand
The general causality orientations scale: Self-determination in personality
Abstract This paper describes the development and validation of a general causality orientations scale. Causality orientations are conceptualized as relatively enduring aspects of people that… Expand