Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Professor Edward L Deci

Professorial Fellow


Professor Edward L Deci is Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education, Australian Catholic University; Helen F and Fred H Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester in the US; and Professor of Motivation part-time at Buskerud and Vestfold University College in Norway. For more than 45 years Professor Deci has been engaged in a program of research on human motivation. Much of this work, done in collaboration with Professor Richard M Ryan has led to and been organised by Self-Determination Theory.

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