SELF-DETERMINATION By N., Sam M.S. - 20 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 ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ANTISOCIAL REACTION LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) LEVEL OF ASPIRATION Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ACT PSYCHOLOGY Dissociative Identity Disorder DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS ORGANISMIC THEORY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-DETERMINATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-determination/ (accessed May 20, 2022).