SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 Emphasises the importance of autonomy and intrinsic motivation to produce a healthy adjustment. This theory emphasize on how a person is actually motivated intrinsically to adjust in a healthy way. SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY: "In self-determination theory we get negative outcomes when we rely on external forces." Related Psychology Terms PORTER-LAWLER MODEL OF MOTIVATION EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION EXPECTANCY MODE THEORY FORGETTING THEORY X AND Y DRIVE-REDUCTION THEORY LEXICAL HYPOTHESIS ENMESHED FAMILY PROSPECT THEORY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-determination-theory/ (accessed April 5, 2020).