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Reference Summaries:

DRAMMA List of Psychological needs

This model is similar to Motivational Factors for Complex Work, but includes needs for leisure as well as for work.

See “Need Satisfaction and Optimal Functioning at Leisure and Work: A Longitudinal Validation Study of the DRAMMA Model.”

Also see this story in The Atlantic.

1. Detachment

Detachment happens when we mentally disengage from work.

2. Relaxation

Relaxation involves doing activities that demand very little effort.

3. Autonomy

Autonomy lets us dictate our own schedules.

4. Mastery

Mastery refers to experiences that build a sense of competence.

5. Meaning

Meaning delivers a sense of a purpose.

6. Affiliation

Affiliation refers to connection with others.

August 29, 2023