Ch. 8 Self-Determination Theory
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What is the self-determination theory?
holds that personality is based on individuals' evolved inner resources for growth and integration
What is eudaimonia?
sense of integrity and well-being
What is hedonia?
happiness that involves the presence of positive feelings and the absence of negative feelings
What is competence according to the self-determination theory?
feeling of effectiveness as one interacts with one's environment
What is autonomy according to the self-determination theory?
we need to feel that our actions are being done by our own volition (we are in control)
What is relatedness according to the self-determination theory?
feeling of being connected to, cared about, and belonging with significant others in one's life
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