EP008 Self Determination Theory: What Motivates You To Work

Peak | The Psychology of Performance

Apr 17 2022 • 33 mins

Self-determination is an important concept when considering the human motivation to work and perform. Self-determination theory (SDT)1 explains human motivation, and according to Edward Deci, it is “the energy for action. It gets us up in the morning and moves us through the day”. Motivation allows us to make personal choices based on survival, integration, and work with others and allows us to feel we have control over the direction of our lives.