People—Richard M. Ryan
Professor Ryan is interested in human motivation, personality development, psychotherapy and well-being.
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Richard Ryan is a clinical faculty member whose research focuses on the effects of social contexts on human motivation, personality development, and well-being. His current research interests include: the acquisition and impact of materialism and other extrinsic goals in human development and culture; facilitation versus undermining of intrinsic motivation and self-determination; the determinants of subjective vitality and "energy"; and the sources of within-person variability in attachment, well-being, and life satisfaction. He is also involved in applied motivational research in the domains of health care, education, sport, religion, work, psychotherapy and virtual environments. For more detail, see the Self-Determination Theory website.
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- CSP 584, 585 Psychotherapy Practicums I & II
- CSP 577 Research Seminar in Motivation
- CSP 574 Theories of Personality and Therapy
- CSP 181 Theories of Personality
- Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2008). From ego depletion to vitality: Theory and findings concerning the facilitation of energy available to the self. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 702-717.
- Ryan, R.M., Huta, V., & Deci, E.L. (2008). Living well: A self-determination theory perspective on eudaimonia. Journal of Happiness Studies, 9, 139-170.
- Ryan, R.M. & Deci, E.L. (2008). A self-determination theory approach to psychotherapy: The motivational basis for effective change. Canadian Psychology, 49, 186-193.
- Ryan, R.M., Patrick, H., Deci, E.L. & Williams, G.C. (2008). Facilitating health behavior change and its maintenance: Interventions based on Self-Determination Theory. European Health Psychologist, 10, 1-4.
- Tsai, Y., Kunter, M., Lüdtke, O., Trautwein, U., & Ryan, R.M. (2008). What makes lessons interesting? The role of situational and individual factors in three school subjects. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100, 460-472.
- Niemiec, C.P., Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2009). The path taken: Consequences of attaining intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations in post-college life. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 291-306.
- Przybylski, A.K., Ryan, R.M., & Rigby, C.S. (2009). The motivating role of violence in video games. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 243-259.
- Roth, G., Assor, A., Niemiec, C.P., Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2009). The emotional and academic consequences of parental conditional regard: Comparing conditional positive regard, conditional negative regard, and autonomy support as parenting practices. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1119-1142.
- Jang, H., Reeve, J., Ryan, R.M., & Kim, A. (2009). Can self-determination theory explain what underlies the productive, satisfying learning experiences of collectivistically-oriented Korean students? Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 644-661.
- Lynch, M.F., La Guardia, J.G., & Ryan, R.M. (2009). On being yourself in different cultures: Ideal and actual self-concept, autonomy support, and well-being in China, Russia, and the United States. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 290-304.
- Ryan, R.M., & Niemiec, C.P. (2009). Self-determination theory in schools of education: Can an empirically supported framework also be critical and liberating? Theory and Research in Education, 7, 263-272.
- Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A.K., & Ryan, R.M. (2009). Can nature make us more caring? Effects of immersion in nature on intrinsic aspirations and generosity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1315-1329.
- Weinstein, N., & Ryan, R.M. (2010). When helping helps: Autonomous motivation for prosocial behavior and its influence on well-being for the helper and recipient. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 222-244.
- Ryan, R.M., Bernstein, J.H., & Brown, K.W. (2010). Weekends, Work, and Wellbeing: Psychological Need Satisfactions and Day of the Week Effects on Mood, Vitality, and Physical Symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 95-122.
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