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Why We Do What We Do
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Table of Contents

Why We Do What We DoOne
Authority and Its Discontents
Part One: The Importance of Autonomy And Competence
Two
I'm Only in It for the Money: Early Experiments on Rewards and Alienation
Three
The Need for Personal Autonomy
Four
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: The Yields of Each
Five
Engaging the World with a Sense of Competence
Part Two: The Role Of Interpersonal Connectedness
Six
The Inner Force of Developement
Seven
When Society Beckons
Eight
The Self in a Social World
Nine
When Society Corrupts
Part Three: How It All Works
Ten
How to Promote Autonomy
Eleven
Promoting Healthy Behavior
Twelve
Being Autonomous Amidst the Controls
Part Four: Conclusion
Thirteen
The Meaning of Human Freedom
Notes on Works Cited
List of Research Articles
Index

About the Author

Edward L. Deci, Ph.D., professor of pyschology at the University of Rochester, is director of its human motivation program.
Richard Flaste, former Science and Health Editor of The New York Times, led the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1987.

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