Ever heard of Self-Determination Theory (SDT)? It is based on the idea of looking into basic psychological needs in order to enhance motivation and wellness. It also takes into consideration social contexts, enabling individuals to apply the theory in real life.
If you find yourself stuck in a rut, wondering why you don’t seem to be moving forward in your development or wellness journey, SDT may help you determine why. And, to get you started, we thought we’d share an upcoming course that will introduce you to the theory and equip with you the tools you need to progress.
Titled “Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellness“, the course is being offered by the University of Rochester and going to be led by Richard Ryan (Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Education; Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology), who is also co-founder of the theory.
In this course, Professor Richard Ryan, co-founder of the theory, will provide an overview of SDT with special emphasis on how autonomy, competence, and relatedness supports and facilitates behavioral persistence, quality of relationships, and healthy developmental processes, among other topics. He will also discuss the convergence of behavioral phenomenological and neuropsychological aspects of autonomy within SDT research. In addition, he will illustrate practical applications of SDT, with emphasis on educational, work, sport, healthcare and psychotherapy settings.
“Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellness” starts on September 7, and you can enroll for free now.