• Autonomous orientation and self-differentiation 

    Halusic, Marc (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Objective: Self-determination theory hypothesizes that behaviors enacted with a sense of autonomy allows individuals to express their natural tendencies for both differentiation and integration. We therefore propose that ...
  • Exploring the terror management function of basic need-satisfaction 

    Vail, Kenneth E., III, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Self-determination theory suggests that experiencing autonomy, competence, and relatedness are basic psychological needs. Drawing from terror management theory, the present research considers whether need-satisfaction helps ...