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Society for the Study of Motivation

Welcome to the Society for the Study of Motivation!

The Society for the Study of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary organization of researchers who study motivation. Its mission is to encourage inquiry into all aspects of motivation from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and to facilitate the dissemination of findings to a broad scientific audience.

The Society for the Study of Motivation provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information, foster discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation among researchers, and encourage exchange and collaboration in research. It will do this through a list serve, online information exchange, annual conferences, and a journal dedicated exclusively to motivation research.


Open letter to motivational researchers by SSM members Arie Kruglanski, Tory Higgins, Richard Sorrentino, Rex Wright, Roy Baumeister, and Andrew Elliot.


Council of the Society of the Study of Motivation:
Peter Gollwitzer (President, New York University), Tory Higgings (President-Elect, Columbia University), David Dunning (Past-President, University of Michigan), Marlies Pinnow (Treasurer, Ruhr-University Bochum), Kaspar Schattke (Secretary-Archivist, Université du Québec à Montréal), James Fryer (Secretary-Archivist-Elect, State University of New York at Potsdam), Julie Huang (Stony Brook University), Michael Inzlicht (University of Toronto), Arne Roets (Ghent University), Idit Shalev (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Nicolas Silvestrini (Université de Genève) and Geneviève Taylor (Université du Québec à Montréal)

SSM Award Committee:
Kerstin Brinkmann (chair, Université de Genève), Greg Gero (East Whittier City School District), Marina Milyavskaya (University of Toronto), Arne Roets (Ghent University), Marieke Roskes (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Nicolas Silvestrini (Université de Genève), Joséphine Stanek (Université de Genève), Mirko Wegner (University of Bern), Rex A. Wright (University of North Texas)

SSM Conference Program Committee 2016:
Shana Cole (co-chair, Rutgers University), Arne Roets (co-chair, Ghent University), Ed Orehek (local arrangements chair, University of Pittsburgh), Jocelyn Bélanger (Université du Québec à Montréal - soon to be NYU Abu Dhabi), Stephen Crites (University of Texas, El Paso), Veronika Job (University of Zurich), Kristin Laurin (Stanford Business School), Pontus Leander (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), E.J. Masicampo (Wake Forest University), Michael Richter (Liverpool John Moores University), Michelle vanDellen (University of Georgia), Rex Wright (University of North Texas)

SSM Publication Committee:
Arie W. Kruglanski (co-chair, University of Maryland), Rex A. Wright (co-chair, University of North Texas), Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago), Michele J. Gelfand (University of Maryland), Tory E. Higgins (Columbia University)

SSM Elections Committee 2015:
Roy F. Baumeister (chair, Florida State University), Kerstin Brinkmann (Université de Genève), Geneviève Taylor (Université du Québec à Montréal)


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