pt. 1. Background. An introduction -- Conceptualizations of intrinsic motivation and self-determination --- pt. 2. Self-determination theory. Cognitive evaluation theory : perceived causality and perceived competence -- Cognitive evaluation theory : interpersonal communication and intrapersonal regulation -- Toward and organismic integration theory : motivation and development -- Causality orientations theory : personality influences on motivation -- pt. 3. Alternative approaches. Operant and attributional theories -- Information-processing theories -- pt. 4. Applications and implications. Education -- Psychotherapy -- Work -- Sports.
"Among the most influential models in contemporary behavioral science, self-determination theory (SDT) offers a broad framework for understanding the factors that promote human motivation and psychological flourishing. In this authoritative work, SDT cofounders Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci systematically review the theory's conceptual underpinnings, empirical evidence base, and practical applications across the lifespan. Ryan and Deci demonstrate that supporting people's basic needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy is critically important for virtually all aspects of individual and societal functioning."--Jacket.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 651-724) and indexes.
Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a framework for understanding the factors that promote motivation and healthy psychological and behavioral functioning. In this authoritative work, the codevelopers of the theory comprehensively examine SDT's conceptual underpinnings (including its six mini-theories), empirical evidence base, and practical applications across the lifespan. The volume synthesizes a vast body of research on how supporting--or thwarting--people's basic needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy affects their development and well-being. Chapters cover implications for.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.