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date: 13 July 2020

(p. ix) About the Editor

(p. ix) About the Editor

Richard M. Ryan

Richard M. Ryan, Ph.D., is a widely published researcher and theorist in the areas of human motivation, development, and well-being, with over 250 articles, chapters, and books. He is codeveloper (with Edward L. Deci) of Self-Determination Theory, an internationally researched theory that has been applied in hundreds of studies within areas such as development, education, work, relationships, medicine, psychical activity, and cross-cultural psychology. Ryan is also an award-winning teacher and researcher who has given addresses in over 60 universities worldwide. He is a Fellow of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association, and is an Honorary Member of the German Psychological Society. He has been a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute, a James McKeen Cattell Fellow, a Leverhulme Fellow, and recipient of other grants and awards. Recent research interests include the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic life goals on well-being; mindfulness and self-regulation; vitality; motivation in health care, education, and virtual environments. (p. x)