James McGill Distinguished Speaker Series in Educational and Counselling Psychology: Dr. Richard M. Ryan

Event

Education Building Room 129, 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., University Of Rochester

Psychological Needs and Human Motivation: Research in the Classrooms and Clinics from Self-Determination Theory.

In contexts involving learning or personal change, fostering self-motivation is a critical issue.  In this talk Dr. Ryan will present research based in self-determination theory (SDT) concerning how teachers, therapists and other motivators facilitate or undermine autonomous motivation and its positive consequences for learning and wellness. He will also discuss such varied issues as: why video game based learning is  (sometimes) engaging; how evaluations and incentives impact teaching and clinical practice; and what is culturally universal about motivation. Finally, he will discuss practical elements in motivating oneself and others.

For more information about this talk, please visit the James McGill Distinguished Speaker Series in Educational and Counselling Psychology page.