Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Motivation and Behaviour

This program focuses focused on understanding human motivation and behavior for the promotion of human wellness. The program is underpinned largely by Self-determination Theory and incorporates a range of research methods, from optical neuroimaging in the laboratory experiments to large-scale implementation and evaluation of public health promotion interventions. A/Prof. Chris Lonsdale leads a team of researchers who focus on public health, while Prof. Richard Ryan leads a team of researchers who are more specifically focused on advancing SDT.