3. Feb. 2022
My very first online course and I never expected that this would be of high quality teaching. The professor knows very well what he is talking about and can clearly convey the idea of SDT. Splendid!
19. Dez. 2020
Amazing course to learn about human motivation, development and wellnes. Also, for getting to know about research and resourses to promote them in different settings like education, sport or work.
von Yusei A•
21. Apr. 2019
Overall, this course is excellent and I highly recommend other people who are interested in SDT, and motivation in general. You could learn the theory in a very systematic way, and you'll certainly gain the deep and insightful knowledge about the theory literally from theory to practice.
Only thing I'd like to change is that the amount of reading and the required time do not match well, and the content of non-required reading would appear on the test. As an assiduous learner, I am very grateful to read more and it is a helpful that there are many additional readings provided. However, because of time constrains sometimes I have to choose what to read and organise my study, which leads me not to read some articles. It would be much greater if additional reading allocations are more organised, and at least only the content of required readings should be on the test.
19. Juli 2019
Indispensable knowledge for any person. If you're a human being interacting with other human beings, this course is a must.
von Brian J H•
23. Aug. 2020
At 56 years old I have decided to pursue a second degree, this time in Psychology (BS in Finance '86). I just completed a paper entitled 'SDT and The Marginalized' and spent 100+ hours in research. I was most recently Managing Director of a large wealth mgmt firm before my diagnosis of a TBI. This added to my 1988 diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder. These issues resulted in incarceration in 2002 and homelessness in 2010. When I was recently introduced to SDT in a Gen Psych course, it immediately resonated with me as to EXACTLY why I have been resilient- my 3 Psychological Needs have been met primarily in an autonomous presentation. This course is a expansive introduction to SDT and the areas of research that have provided consistent results in so many areas of life. My plan is to make a direct impact on our marginalized with an emphasis on using the SDT principles that are so addressed in this course. I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone trying to be a better, more authentic 'YOU' or if you are impacting others.
von Rainer B•
19. Aug. 2019
A couple of months ago, I read " Why We Do What We Do" by Edward L.Deci -co-author of the SDT -, a book that opened my eyes on what actually motivation is all about. It raised my appetite for diving deeper into the Self Determination Theory and I bought the SDT handbook. Compared to Why-We-Do-What-We-Do it wasa heavy piece of literature not necessarily easy to digest and I shelfed it after a few days. Purely accidently, I heard about the coursera course on SDT and could not resist signing up for it. With hindsight, it was the best thing to do for me. The course is amazing. The life lessons I have learned go far beyond what I have ever experienced. With the great and effective presentation by Richard M. Ryan I am now in a position to make ful use of the SDT book. I wish I had been exposed to both decades earlier in my life.
von Vangeepuram R M•
21. März 2019
I thank the mentor wholeheartedly for explaining how motivation affects various facets of life. His style of explanation is engaging and helps in introspecting oneself thoroughly.
von Christos A•
19. Aug. 2020
Excellent course. After taking this, you realise that, stoicism and the self-determination form perhaps 95% of the basis of modern psychology, counselling and coaching!
von Vaughan W•
6. Juni 2019
Brilliant course! Well organized, digestible content - fantastic introduction to the topic which is inspiring me to learn more. Would love to see an advanced course!
von Adithya K•
30. Apr. 2020
This is a great course and primer on SDT. What helps the course is both the love that the instructor has for the subject which leads him to go into interesting depth into what makes SDT interesting and applicable to a variety of fields.
As with all fields of psychology, it is important to take the lessons of SDT with a grain of salt as seen with recent revelations in the field of ego death, but a convincing case is made for the value of SDT which I think makes this a great course to take if you are interested in the subject. An important note that the instructor tries to also state is that this course is only a primer, and not a fully exhaustive look into the depths of the theory, but if you are like me and were passingly interested in what the theory is, I think you get your money's worth with this course.
von Steven M•
25. Apr. 2019
An excellent introduction to the subject that goes quite in-depth in many of the lectures and readings. The presentations are excellent and you will get the most out of it if you read the research and supplemental readings suggested on the course. One warning though - the book 'Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness' is used quite often and this is an expensive book to purchase if you do not have access to a copy.
von Maria C G V•
17. Mai 2020
Un excelente curso para comprender el Porqué actuamos y el porqué no actuamos en ciertas cosas de cierta manera. Me encanto comprender este tema para poder ayudar a mis consultantes en todos sus procesos de vida. Un contenido de calidad, con mucha experiencia y bases científicas. Totalmente a gusto con su contenido y 100% recomendado!
von Mona B G•
22. Jan. 2020
It's great to be able to listen to scientist who defined the theory in the videos. You can really feel his commitment and deep knowledge in SDT. It is very inspiring.
von Manjula T•
14. Mai 2020
Learned more about how we can work on extrinsic motivation by working more on autonomy competence and relatedness, thank you so much for providing this opportunity
von Lucy H H•
30. Juni 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed studying this course. I feel it has really benefitted me and enhanced my understanding of the world and life. Thankyou.
von Karim E F•
15. Sep. 2020
Very good course, with the many examples and richness of content. The reading are a bit long and too academic, could be better to have them with more info-graphic style. Thank you Richard
von Hamza A•
6. Apr. 2020
of course the information was great but
after week 2 everything was almost predictable through the first two week
von Daniel O•
19. Jan. 2021
Like many others, I am frustrated at not being able to access the Week 2 exam. I completed week 1, proceeded to week 2, completed week 2 and now find I am locked out from the exam. I keep getting 'encouragement' to complete the exam ahead of time, but am unable to do so. Having completed other Coursera courses, I believed the SDT course (with certificate) could be completed within my time schedule. I have set aside time to complete this course prior to resumption of my Masters degree, but am frustrated by the locking mechanism. totally unacceptable in my humble opinion, an on ongoing 'approach to motivation' problem for many.
von Dominic A•
20. Mai 2019
Motivation is such an important area of human behaviour. This collection of theories is well thought out and does not add unnecessary variables to jazz itself up. Most impressive are the multitude of applications to which it is relevant. It is a privellege to learn about this theory from Dr Richard Ryan, the confidence he has in the material he is teaching certainly makes the theory all the more convincing. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is studying or just interested in human behaviour. It certainly has kicked the legs out of under some of the most widely accepted ideas promoted by Behaviourists!
von Chien M L•
14. Sep. 2019
Learning from Richard Ryan gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of the SDT. The Singapore Teaching Practice espouses SDT in education and tge ti e spent to listen about the various research done about the theory was useful in seeing howi i can put this into practice.
I would have liked some more time spent on how autonomy might look like at various stages of development in students.
von Tamara S•
2. Apr. 2019
I highly value the information I learned in this course, as the wife of a PhD Psychologist who studies SDT I have been highly motivated to have a more complete understanding of the theory. I am excited to implement the strategies I learned more fully into my work as a school based speech-language pathologist, as well as to relate in a new way with my partner.
von Roja M•
18. Apr. 2020
Excellent course!! Thanks to coursera and Mr.Richard Ryan for this wonderful journey of learning. I am sure the knowledge gained from this course is going to have a very positive impact on me in both personal and professional field, and I can make a great impact on others helping them motivating and achieving their goals.
von Alejandro J•
24. Juli 2019
I have really enjoyed the course over the weeks. It has been a great opportunity to know more about SDT and its applications to several contexts of life. In addition, everything is illustrated with examples of research, which makes it easier to understand all the contents. Congrats and thanks to Dr. Ryan and his team!
von Nicola J•
26. Apr. 2019
Excellent in-depth taster course on Self-Determination Theory -intrinsic/extrinsic, autonomous decision-making, basic needs, using SDT to motivate others and self into making choices to develop wellness etc. Made a lot of sense to me as a beginner. My thanks to the educator and course organisers.
von Eli H•
4. Juli 2020
I love to learn the Self-DeternimantionTheory and its application throughout the whole aspect of human beings. The way Ryan taught was amazing and I would love to keep learning and trying to be autonomy-supportive as a physician, teacher, and mother. Thank you, Richard Ryan and Coursera
von Lia B•
8. Sep. 2019
Loved this course! I have been following Richard Ryan's and Ed Deci's work for years and was ecstatic to see the course on Coursera. It helped me better understand the fundamentals of SDT, which may be more difficult to comprehend just through reading scholarly articles.
von Louis G•
13. Juni 2019
I've not yet fully completed the course. But the first week gave good readings and nice video's by Richard Ryan on the SDT. The video's are manageable in length. I would recommend people to follow this course (if you like the topic motivation off course).