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Lecture 14

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Oren Amitay
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 14PersonalitySelfdetermination Theory continuedDeci3 basic psychological needs that are typical of the species must be attained in order to be intrinsically motivated3 universal needsAutonomy feel a sense of choiceownership over ones own behaviouractionscompetence masteryeffectancerelatednessa need to feel connected to others and care for othersThere is no individual difference in need strength the needs are the same for everybodyThe only difference lies in the environment Which environment will help satisfy this needWe cant take it for granted that the needs will be metSelfdetermination theorist The envt has to provide the resources for these needs to be metWhat contributes to the satisfaction of the needs3 contextual factors in the environment1 autonomy supportextent to which environment offers choice how much initiation or innovation they encouragepressure to perform in the environment is minimized2 structurethe extent to which the relationship between behaviour and outcomes are understandableto what extent is feedback to your performance givenimportant for competence you need to know what will happen when you behave in certain ways is your behaviour guided by feedback in the envt3 InvolvementInvolvement from othersthe extent to which they care for you and are concerned for youThe ideal context is one that supplies autonomy support a moderate degree of structure for feedback and involvement so you know people care about your developmentAll 3 contextual factors can be found in the school environment a course in particularFeedback is provided either frequently or infrequentlyYour instructors differ in how much they careHuman GrowthPlant Analogyyou need to supply a plant with soil sunlight and waterwhen its deprived of these it will suffer and eventually diepsychological needs behave in the same way
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