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Handbook of Self-Determination Research - Edward L. Deci

Handbook of Self-Determination Research

By: Edward L. Deci (Editor), Richard M. Ryan (Editor)

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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 Self-Determination Theory or closely related theoretical perspectives, these researchers have performed laboratory experiments, as well as field studies in a variety of real-world settings, including education, work, parenting, health care, sport, and protection of the environment. In April 1999 thirty of these researchers convened at the University of Rochester to present their work, share ideas, and discuss future research directions. The Handbook of Self-Determination Research is an outgrowth of that important and fascinating conference. It summarizes the research programs of these social, personality, clinical, developmental, and applied psychologists who have a shared belief in the importance of self-determination for understanding basic motivational processes and for solving pressing real-world problems. Eighteen chapters, including an overview of self-determination theory, present the current state of the research in this scientifically rigorous, yet highly relevant, approach to studying motivational problems in various life domains. Researchers from eighteen universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany present concise and up-to-date accounts of their research programs concerned with the self-determination of human behavior. In these chapters, scholars also consider the relevance of the research on self-determination to other areas of inquiry such as coping, self-esteem, and interest. Edward L. Deci and Richard Ryan are professors of psychology in the University of Rochester's Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology.

Prefacep. ix
Introduction
An Overview of Self-Determination Theory: An Organismic-Dialectical Perspectivep. 3
Theoretical Issues and Considerations
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: A Hierarchical Modelp. 37
The Self-Concordance Model of Healthy Goal Striving: When Personal Goals Correctly Represent the Personp. 65
The Integrating Self and Conscious Experiencep. 87
Distinguishing Three Ways of Being Highly Motivated: A Closer Look at Introjection, Identification, and Intrinsic Motivationp. 101
Sketches for a Self-Determination Theory of Valuesp. 123
Social Contagion of Motivational Orientationsp. 141
Self-Determination in Life Domains
What Makes Parents Controlling?p. 161
Self-Determination Theory Applied to Educational Settingsp. 183
A Motivational Analysis of Self-Determination for Pro-Environmental Behaviorsp. 205
Improving Patients' Health Through Supporting the Autonomy of Patients and Providersp. 233
Intrinsic Need Satisfaction in Organizations: A Motivational Basis of Success in For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Settingsp. 255
Self-Determination Theory and Participation Motivation Research in the Sport and Exercise Domainp. 277
Related Viewpoints
Self-Determination, Coping, and Developmentp. 297
Distinguishing Between Secure and Fragile Forms of High Self-Esteemp. 339
The Need for Competencep. 361
Three Views of the Agentic Self: A Developmental Synthesisp. 389
An Educational-Psychological Theory of Interest and its Relation to SDTp. 405
Concluding Comments
Self-Determination Research: Reflections and Future Directionsp. 431
List of Contributorsp. 443
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9781580461566
ISBN-10: 1580461565
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 14th February 2008
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.7 x 22.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.77