Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs


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The need for a sense of control is an example of what type of basic psychological need?

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1. All of the following are assumptions of the Self-Determination theory, EXCEPT:

2. The need for mastery and understanding of the environment is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Self-determination theory refers to the process of utilizing one's own will, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of this topic. The practice questions will test your understanding of basic psychological needs, the characteristics of self-determination theory, and the general characteristics and types of motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your ability to:

  • Recall general characteristics of self-determination theory
  • Identify the motivation revealed in given scenarios
  • Describe types of needs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use your general understanding of motivation and psychological needs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the motivations at work in example scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Self-Determination Theory: Capacity, Strategy & Control Beliefs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss motivation and how it relates to psychology
  • Define self-determination theory
  • Differentiate between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
  • Recall the assumptions on self-determination theory
  • Identify the three basic psychological needs
  • Describe the five types of self-determined behavior