Society for the Study of Motivation

Membership Information

Membership is open to those who can demonstrate a commitment to the study and research of psychological and biological processes of motivation in order to increase understanding of human behavior and/or the behavior of other animals. 2015 membership dues are USD 75 for Professional Membership and USD 35 for Student Membership. The SSM also offers 3-year memberships (including the years 2015, 2016, and 2017). The dues are USD 180 for a 3-year Professional Membership and USD 90 for a 3-year Student Membership.

If you are interested in joining the Society for the Study of Motivation, please follow the following steps:
1. Read carefully the Bylaws of the Society (Download/open Bylaws)
2. Fill out the membership application form (Download/open membership application form)
3. Print the membership application form.
4. Send the application form either by fax or by email to the Society's secretary-archivist (contact information can be found in the membership application form).

If you are interested in the activities of the Society, but wish not to be a member, please send an email including your name and affiliation to Kaspar Schattke, the secretary-archivist, at He will add you to our electronic mailing list and keep you informed about ongoing and future society activities.

Membership Renewal

If you would like to renew your membership for 2015 but are lacking the Membership 2015 Renewal email that the Society has sent out, please contact the Society's secretary Kaspar Schattke at for assistance.

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