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Motivation and self-determination theory

Welcome to an open lecture by Professor Christopher Niemiec, guest professor at UiS titled: Self-determination theory: An approach to enhancing motivation and wellness in therapeutic contexts.

Professor Niemiec is an international expert in motivation and self-determination theory and as a part of his participation at a seminar for PhD in a Social Scientific addiction research, we invite you all – PhD-students, master students and colleges - to an open seminar.

Christopher P. Niemiec, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. His program of research has extended principles from self-determination theory in social, personality, and developmental psychology, and has applied those principles to the domains of education, health, and organizational behaviour.

His primary research interests include the nature and function of basic psychological needs; human wellness; health behaviour change and its maintenance; life goals; and cross-cultural issues.

Professor Christopher Niemiec is an international expert in motivation and self-determination theory.

Professor Christopher Niemiec