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Secrets of Human Motivation - WEB220
Secrets of Human Motivation
Research and Interventions from Self-Determination Theory

WEB220 l 0.80 contact hrs
by Richard M. Ryan, PhD
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We’re sorry. This course is temporarily disabled for an important update.

This course will be discontinued April 15, 2015. Please plan to complete the test by the end of April 14th if you wish to earn contact hours for it.
The goal of this webinar is to show how intrinsic motivation can positively impact behavior changes related to health. Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss how the basic human psychological needs for autonomy and relatedness impact motivation
  • List at least two characteristics of autonomous versus controlled motivation and explain how each can affect a patient’s ability to make and maintain health behavior change
  • Apply self-determination theory techniques to problems such as weight loss, dietary change and medication adherence, to increase patient engagement in health behavior change and improve health outcomes

Dr. Richard Ryan discloses he is a consultant with Immersyve Inc.

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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, and health educators.
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The Florida Board of Nursing will not accept courses worth less than 1.0 hour.  As a consequence, this course is NOT approved via the Florida Board of Nursing and course completions will not be reported to CE Broker.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 4/15/2015

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