Self-Determination Theory: What Motivates You?

Self-Determination Theory: What Motivates You?
Self-Determination Theory (SDT) was developed by Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci, professors of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. The theory posits that “people have innate psychological needs that are the basis for self-motivation and personality integration.” Beyond the more popular external factors that motivate us like reward systems/ wealth and outside opinions/ reputation,... Read More

The one question that will wear down all your worries

The one question that will wear down all your worries
“My life has been full of terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” You may recognize this as a quote from French Renaissance philosopher Michel De Montaigne, or maybe from your very own experience with worrying about things that never actually came to pass. These imagined fears we hold for future events, even though they aren’t happening to us in the... Read More