Maria Cristina Gugliandolo


The purpose of this issue of JCDP is to contribute to the expansion of research in the theoretical field of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and, in particular, to the deepening of the role of the satisfaction and frustration of basic psychological needs in the developmental trajectories. Through an organized collection of mini studies, conducted by young psychology students, we aim to expand knowledge on SDT by taking into consideration more social environments and different levels of analysis.

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Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2002). Overview of self-determination theory: An organismic dialectical perspective. Handbook of self-determination research, 3-33.

Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2017). Self-determination theory: Basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness. Guilford Publications.

Vansteenkiste, M., & Ryan, R. M. (2013). On psychological growth and vulnerability: basic psychological need satisfaction and need frustration as a unifying principle. Journal of psychotherapy integration, 23(3), 263. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032359

DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/2612-4033/0110-2859


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