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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Motivation and happiness

[Edited to add Cafe Press info at the bottom of the image.]

This doodle is loosely based on a lecture by Marc Fournier (University of Toronto) discussing findings by psychologist Edward Deci. Specifically:


One of the foremost researchers in the area of motivation is psychologist Edward Deci at the University of Rochester. Deci's model suggests that students will be more motivated to learn when particular needs have been met. Deci articulates three such needs:
(a) to feel a sense of belonging and connectedness to the school (I would add the words "to feel welcome"),
(b) to feel a sense of autonomy and self-determination, and
(c) to feel competent. (skillset and level of challenge must be appropriately matched)

In his lecture, Fournier suggested that these are three universal psychological needs (to be choiceful, connected to others, to feel capable) shared by all people and that all three are of equal importance. If these needs are not met, it will impact:

  • our ability to meet our full potential
  • our capacity to grow
  • our ability to flourish and thrive
  • our ability to experience happiness


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Edited to add: items with a variation of this image can be purchased at Cafe Press.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Cancel or allow?

Thanks to Joey deVilla for posting the inspiration for this doodle over at Global Nerdy! (The YouTube video is embedded below.)
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Unreleased Get a Mac Ad: "Cancel or Allow?"

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Time to go!

Did you ever wonder why you were in such a rush to toilet train your toddler?

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Balloons

When they're up, you're up...

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Inability to commit

Know any techies with commitment issues?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Need to nap?

Why is it that the people who are most willing to nap, are least able to take them?
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Monday, February 12, 2007

If you're happy and you know it, read a book!

Inspired by our local library "story time."
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Mother's Energy

This one's for all the exhausted mothers out there!2007_02_11_fuel_gauge


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Friday, February 9, 2007

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