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Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan

Professor, (joint appointment; main affiliation: Department of Clinical and Social Psychology, the College)
Counseling & Human Development
Meliora 479
(585) 275-8708

Website: Self-Determination Theory
PhD, clinical psychology (University of Rochester)
BA, philosophy (University of Connecticut)

Richard Ryan is a professor of psychology and education, holding appointments at the Warner School and in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher, earning the Phi Delta Kappa award twice for research contribution in education. Ryan is a widely published researcher and theorist in the areas of human motivation, development, and psychological well-being, having published over 300 articles and chapters and two books. He is the co-developer of Self-Determination Theory, a widely researched general theory of human motivation that has been applied to such areas as education, counseling, health care, work, sport and exercise, and psychotherapy. In the News