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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:
Roy F. Baumeister (President, Florida State University), Arie Kruglanski (President-Elect, University of Maryland), Rex A. Wright (Past-President, University of North Texas), Stephen Crites (Treasurer, University of Texas at El Paso), Marlies Pinnow (Treasurer-Elect, Ruhr-University Bochum), Kaspar Schattke (Secretary-Archivist, Concordia University), David Dunning (Cornell University), Joyce Ehrlinger (Florida State University), Arne Roets (Ghent University), Ayelet Fishbach, (University of Chicago), Abigail Scholer (University of Waterloo), Geneviève Taylor (Université du Québec à Montréal)

SSM Award Committee:
Kerstin Brinkmann (chair, University of Geneva), Patricia Chen (University of Michigan), Marina Milyavskaya (University of Toronto), Arne Roets (Ghent University), Marieke Roskes (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Nicolas Silvestrini (University of Geneva), Mirko Wegner (University of Bern), Rex A. Wright (University of North Texas)

SSM 2014 Conference Program Committee:
Joyce Ehrlinger (co-chair, Washington State University), Emily Balcetis (co-chair, New York University), Heather Kappes (London School of Economics), Dale Schunk (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Abigail Scholer (University of Waterloo), Iris Mauss (University of California, Berkeley)

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 2014:
Rex A. Wright (chair, University of North Texas, Kerstin Brinkmann (University of Geneva), Geneviève Taylor (Université du Québec à Montréal)


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