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EVENT: Psychology Colloquium: Prof Richard Ryan (U Rochester and ACU)

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Today's date is Tuesday, March 02, 2021
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Psychology colloquium

Tuesday 3rd May in Bayliss MCS G.33, with post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard (or in bad weather, the Psychology Common Room on the 2nd floor of the main psychology bldg.)

Presenter: Prof Richard Ryan

Richard M. Ryan is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, an internationally researched perspective that has been applied in areas such as child development, education, work, relationships, medicine, sport, and cross-cultural psychology. Author of more than 300 papers and books, Professor Ryan has given addresses in over 80 universities worldwide, and received several distinguished career awards, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Thessaly, and an honorary membership in the German Psychological Society. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute, and received both Cattell and Leverhulme Trust Fellowships. He is a fellow of several major societies including APA, SPSP and APS. Dr. Ryan is currently Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, and a Research Professor at the University of Rochester.

Title: Key Elements of Human Motivation: Research and Practice Based in Self- Determination Theory


An expanding body of research shows that people's quality of engagement, performance, and well-being are strongly affected by how autonomous or controlled their motives for behaving are, and the psychological need satisfactions they experience. Self-determination theory (SDT) details how the styles and strategies of motivators from parents and teachers, to coaches, and health-care professionals can promote or undermine more autonomous engagement and the positive consequences that follow from it. In this talk Professor Ryan will provide an overview of SDT with special emphasis on how autonomy relates to quality of relationships, to social harms and altruism, and to mindfulness, among other topics. He will also discuss SDT's applications, with special emphasis on health-care and clinical interventions, and motivation within educational and virtual environments.
Speaker(s) Prof Richard Ryan
Location Bayliss Building MCS G.33
Contact Admin Psy <[email protected]> : 6488 3267
Start Tue, 03 May 2016 16:00
End Tue, 03 May 2016 18:00
Submitted by Admin Psy <[email protected]>
Last Updated Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:40
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