SELF-DETERMINATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 how we control our behaviour by using our convictions and internal demands. Also called self-direction. To be very serious about achieving a particular goal and act accordingly to avoid failure. SELF-DETERMINATION: "Our self-determination is not influenced by external factors." Related Psychology Terms DETERMINING TENDENCY GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR SELF-REINFORCEMENT PURPOSEFUL BEHAVIOR SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOR EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION DYNAMIC EFFECT LAW EMULATION EGOISTIC HELPING BEHAVIOR-BASED SAFETY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-DETERMINATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-determination/ (accessed March 3, 2021).