(please include photo credit)
Professor Of Psychology And Gowen Professor In The Social Sciences
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Clinical And Social Sciences In Psychology
Areas of expertise: Human motivation
In the News
Human Resources MBA
The 30 Most Influential Industrial and Organizational Psychologists Alive Today
October 16, 2014
World's Top 30 Education Professionals for 2014
July 25, 2014
4 Steps To Reaching Your Money Goals -- Faster!
April 24, 2014
Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?
April 11, 2014
Professor Deci is a frequently interviewed expert on human motivation, specifically self-determination. His research also explores work environments and how to motivate employees. He examines a variety of issues in human motivation, isolating basic processes and testing their application to education, health care, parenting, mental health, and work organizations in the US and across cultures. Using both laboratory and field methods, his work focuses primarily on the nature and development of self-determination.