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What is Self Determination Theory?


Learning & Development,


Leadership and Management,

Time 30 min
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In this course, you will learn about the three psychological needs that humans require for motivation and cooperation in an organizational setting.

You will discover the nutriments of relationships, competency, and autonomy, as Edward Deci and Richard Ryan identified, and how they lead to increased problem-solving ability, creativity, and motivation. The course will also discuss why Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a preliminary assessment of what motivates people in the workplace.

What you’ll learn

  • Self-Determination Theory (SDT).
  • Developed by Edward Deci and Richard Ryan.
  • Looks after three things (nutriments): relationships, competency, and autonomy.
  • Differs from Maslow’s well-known Hierarchy of Needs.

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What is Self Determination Theory?
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