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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

A short article from Lisa Legault that summarizes self-determination theory (SDT) and its findings very succinctly and clearly. It's especially effective at highlighting the way the spectrum of extrinsic-to-intrinsic motivation works (including the integrated/identified/introjected continuum), and in describing the relationships between autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Nothing new here, nothing inspirational, just a useful resource to point people at so they can learn about the central tenets of SDT


  • Jon,

    Thanks for sharing this article. It was great to see such a succinct discussion of the topic and research.

    I am in the midst of creating a syllabus for a course i am teaching in the next semester on Educational Psychology. I am going to add this reading to the courrse.

    By the way, the course is going to be self-directed and take place in Pace Commons (my Elgg site).



    Gerald Ardito January 15, 2017 - 2:13pm

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