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Society for the Science of Motivation

Welcome to the Society for the Science of Motivation!

The Society for the Science 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 Science 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, E. Tory Higgins, Richard Sorrentino, Rex Wright, Roy Baumeister, and Andrew Elliot.


Council of the Society for the Science of Motivation:
E. Tory Higgins (President, Columbia University), Andrew Elliot (President-Elect, University of Rochester), Peter Gollwitzer (Past-President, New York University), Marlies Pinnow (Treasurer, Ruhr-University Bochum), Julie Huang (Treasurer-Elect, Stony Brook University), James Fryer (Secretary-Archivist, State University of New York at Potsdam), Catalina Kopetz (Wayne State University), E. J. Masicampo (Wake Forest University), Marina Milyavskaya (Carleton University), Marylene Gagne (The University of Western Australia), Thomas Goetz (University of Konstanz), Paschal Sheeran (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

SSM Award Committee:
Kerstin Brinkmann (chair, Université de Genève), Greg Gero (Claremont Graduate University), Marina Milyavskaya (Carleton University), Arne Roets (Ghent University), Marieke Roskes (Utrecht University), Idit Shalev (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 2018:
Thomas L. Webb (SSM program chair, University of Sheffield), Grainne Fitzsimons (SSM program co-chair, Duke University), Ed Orehek (SSM local arrangements chair, University of Pittsburgh), Elliot Berkman (University of Oregon), Richard Crisp (Durham University), Ruud Custers (Utrecht University), Denise de Ridder (Utrecht University), Kentaro Fujita (The Ohio State University), Fuschia Sirois (University of Sheffield), Maya Tamir (The Hebrew University)

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), E. Tory Higgins (Columbia University)

SSM Elections Committee 2017:
David Dunning (chair, University of Michigan), Idit Shalev (Ben Gurion University), Pier-Éric Chamberland (University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres), Ruta Lasauskaite (Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel)


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