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Self-Determination Theory and the Emerging Fields of Relationship Science and Niche Construction Theory

Martos, Tamás and Sallay, Viola (2017) Self-Determination Theory and the Emerging Fields of Relationship Science and Niche Construction Theory. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH, 1 (12). pp. 73-87. ISSN 1788-4934

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Abstract

In this paper we summarise the basic tenets of Self-Determination Theory (SDT). As a special occasion for this overview, we review two recently published edited books on relationship motiv - ation (WEINSTEIN 2014) and work motivation (GAGNÉ 2014) because both of them rely extensively on SDT concepts and principles while they extend the conceptual frames of the theory to several directions and applied fields. Furthermore, we argue that the basic propositions of SDT may contribute to the emerging field of the so called Relationship Science, the continuously forming interdisciplinary knowledge base on close relationships. On the other hand we propose that SDT could and should be further enriched by broader system theoretical approaches. Therefore we outline the evolutionary theoretical principles of human agency as represented in Niche Construction Theory and its applications in social sciences. While a complete theoretical integration exceeds the frames of a review, we draw a series of conclusions that may point in this direction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-Determination Theory, Relationship Science, Niche Construction Theory, motiv - ation, human relationships
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan > BF10 Emotions. Affections / érzelem
Depositing User: Judit Major
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 14:54
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/55182

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