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Is it irreplaceable? The unidimensional basic psychological need satisfaction from the additive, synergistic and balanced perspective
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Abstract  Studying basic psychological needs in an aggregated way ignores the “quality” essences of all the need satisfactions (i.e. autonomy, relatedness or competence satisfaction). While, the unidimensional studies explore the uniqueness of each need satisfaction based on their "quality" essences. This article reviews the theoretical basis (psychological mechanism of internal motivation and internalized external motivation) and research status quo of the unidimensional need satisfaction successively from the additive, synergistic and balanced perspectives. This article provides insights for the limited replaceability of each need satisfaction. Future research should deepen and expand existing research, exploring the compensatory effects among need satisfactions, the neurological basis of each need satisfaction, and the basic psychological need frustrations in the unidimensional way.
Keywords need satisfactions      Self-determination Theory      additive perspective      synergistic perspective      balanced perspective     
Just Accepted Date: 31 July 2020   Issue Date: 31 July 2020
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LIU Yu-Xin
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CHEN Chen,LIU Yu-Xin,DIAO Chen. Is it irreplaceable? The unidimensional basic psychological need satisfaction from the additive, synergistic and balanced perspective[J]. Advances in Psychological Science,
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