SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY By N., Sam M.S. - 6 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 ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams LEARNING TECHNIQUES CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ORGANISMIC THEORY EMOTION (Theories) HEARING CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY Identifying Relevant Theories and Models Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-determination-theory/ (accessed June 30, 2022).