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Psychological universals: Psychological universals are aspects of mental processes and behaviors that are consistent across different cultures and societies. These universals include basic emotions, cognitive processes like perception and memory, and fundamental social behaviors. See also Universals, Universalism, Cultural psychology, Behavior, Social behavior, Socialization, Society, Understanding, Communication.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Richard M. Ryan on Psychological Universals - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 441
Psychological needs/Psychological Universals/Deci/Ryan: Deci and Ryan (1985(1), 2000)(2): have postulated that human beings have three basic and universal psychological needs: the needs for

competence,
autonomy and
relatedness.

>Self-Determination/Deci/Ryan.

1. Deci, E. L. and Ryan, R. M. 1985. Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behaviour. New York: Plenum
2. Deci, E. L. and Ryan, R. M. 2000. The ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of goal pursuits: human needs and the self-determination of behaviour, Psychological Inquiry 11: 227–68

Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan, „Self-determination theory: a consideration of human motivational universals“, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Ryan, Richard M.
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018


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