Richard M Ryan

Richard Ryan is a widely published researcher and influential theorist in human motivation and well-being. With Edward L. Deci, he is co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, a globally recognised theory of human motivation and personality development that has been both widely researched and applied in a variety of contexts, including work organisations, around the world. His current research interests are diverse and include, among others, the validity of eudaimonic formulations of happiness; and need satisfaction in the workplace. Recent articles have featured in Journal of Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.