[STBI-14-09-18] The Self-Determination Theory

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Dear professors, colleagues and students,
We would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 STBI Brown Bag Series at the UEH School of Economics.

We welcome Dr. Thùy Vy Nguyễn to present her ideas during the Brown Bag Series Special Session.

  • Topic: The Self-Determination Theory
  • Time: 11:30 – Friday, 14th September, 2018
  • Venue: Room H.001, Campus H, UEH School of Economics, 1A Hoang Dieu street, ward 10, Phu Nhuan district, HCMC
  • The language of presentation: Vietnamese


Dr. Thuỳ Vy Nguyễn will talk about the theoretical framework that has shaped most of her research questions, the Self-Determination Theory (SDT). SDT is a theory about human motivation. At the core, the theory explains why we do what we do and what are the ingredients for healthy motivation and psychological wellness. Initially developed by Drs. Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan, SDT has been elaborated and refined by a network of scholars around the world. Specifically in this talk, Dr. Nguyễn will discuss how SDT has been used as the framework to understand how teachers can help their students to engage in deep, meaningful learning, what make organizations succeed at supporting their employees' well-being and reduce physical illness, and why some people achieve their goals and live a healthy, fulfilling life.


Dr. Thuỳ Vy Nguyễn received her Ph.D from the University of Rochester under the supervision of the two world-renowned motivation researchers, Drs. Edward Deci and Richard Ryan. Her current research focuses on the science of solitude and tries to understand how we can take advantage of daily doses of solitude to benefit our own psychological well-being. She is also an active advocate for the movement toward a more transparent and accessible science. Through her works, she hopes to inspire people to own the choice that we make to strive for best of who we are, to be present not only with ourselves but also with others, and last but not least, be authentic in our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and communication.

To get more information, you can visit the website: http://se.ueh.edu.vn/vi/the-2018-stbi-brown-bag-series/

The 2018 STBI (Small Talk Big Idea) Brown Bag Series is built upon the success of the STBI Seminar. This year, the organizing team has decided to experiment with a new format to make the event less formal and more open. It is held from 11:30 a.m to 12:15 p.m. and the speaker and audience will have 10 minutes to mingle and complete their lunch of bánh mì which is normally wrapped in brown bags. The School of Economics will provide free coffee and water for everyone and a sandwich/bánh mì lunch for the speaker. If the weather permits, the presentation will be held in the lobby area at the School's venue on Hoang Dieu Street, Phu Nhuan District.

You are encouraged to bring your own bánh mì for lunch and mingle with the speaker at the beginning of the session.

Organizing Team