Psych 341- SDT and PP

Psych 341 SDT and - Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 SDT and PP Deci Vansteenkiste What are the underlying philosophical assumptions of

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 SDT and PP What are the underlying philosophical assumptions of SDT (Self-Determination Theory)? -Individuality as it focuses on people’s individual strengths, virtues, and development. Humans have proactivity or the potential to act on a master both internal and external forces that they encounter. Also, they have a tendency toward growth, development, and integrated functioning, thus they have agency. Lastly, self-actualization can only be achieved through interactions with the social environment. How does SDT compare to other approaches to personality (what makes it different; how is it similar to some other theories)? -SDT is unique in that emphasizes that positive psychology should be concerned with the nexus out of which human development and well-being will either be enhanced or diminished. The combination of personal values and environmental influences is important. What are the basic needs humans have? -The needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy are the basic needs. Where do these basic needs come from? -These needs are not learned by are an inherent aspect of human nature and thus operate across genders, culture, and time. How do the basic needs relate to motivation?
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCH 341 taught by Professor Slife during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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Psych 341 SDT and - Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 SDT and PP Deci Vansteenkiste What are the underlying philosophical assumptions of

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