Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan PhD is a professor of psychology psychiatry and education holding appointments at the Warner School and in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher earning the Phi Delta Kappa award twice for research contribution in education. Ryan is a widely published researcher and theorist in the areas of human motivation development and psychological well-being having published over 300 articles and chapters and two books. He is the co-developer of Self-Determination Theory a widely researched general theory of human motivation that has been applied to such areas as education counseling health care work sport and exercise and psychotherapy. 


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