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How to be happier in 2021

How to be happier in 2021

December 18, 2020

Toss out your usual list of New Year’s resolutions and do things that make the world a better place, says a Rochester expert on motivation and well-being.

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What really motivates us

What really motivates us

June 14, 2017

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

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5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

5th International Conference on Motivation Begins

June 27, 2013

University of Rochester experimental psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan will deliver the opening talks on Thursday.

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Reasons for Attending College Affect Academic Success

Reasons for Attending College Affect Academic Success

April 23, 2013

This was the first comprehensive study to examine these relationships using a large sample of college students across multiple institutions, controlling for various student demographic variables.

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