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Title: Intrinsic Motivation, Student Engagement, and the Work of Deci and Ryan (Information Resource)

Description: Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan at the University of Rochester are leaders in delineating intrinsic motivation concepts and applying them to concerns about engagement in schools, counseling, and the workplace. A major focus of their work is on Self-Determination Theory (SDT) which is a theory of motivation concerned with supporting people?s natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways. The theory has been elaborated, refined, researched, and practiced by a network of scholars, researchers, and practitioners around the world.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/deciinforesource.pdf  27kb; 3pp