PhD Scholarship: University of New South Wales

Dr. Andrew Martin

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia is offering Scientia PhD Scholarship in Educational Psychology (‘Exploring the Link between Explicit Instruction and Student Motivation and Engagement’) for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research studies under Professor Andrew Martin leading to a PhD in education (educational psychology). The proposed PhD is a quantitative study of school students and investigates the links between two seminal areas of contemporary educational psychology: (a) academic motivation and engagement and (b) explicit instruction. This PhD will explore an integration of these two areas, with particular focus on key aspects of motivation and engagement (e.g., self-efficacy, self-regulation, anxiety etc.) and key dimensions of explicit instruction (e.g., structure, scaffolding, worked examples, deliberate practice etc.).Expression of Interest and CV are due November 11, 2016. More information is attached. To commence an application, visit (Fundamental and Enabling Sciences: Educational Psychology link)

2017 Society for the Study of Motivation

The Society for the Study of Motivation will celebrate its 10th Anniversary Meeting on May 25 in Boston. As usual, the annual conference will take place in conjunction with (i.e., right before) the APS conference. The Anniversary Meeting will feature a keynote address by Geoffrey Cohen (Professor of Psychology and James T. March Professor in Organizational Studies in Education and Business at Stanford University), as well as a presidential address by Peter Gollwitzer  (Professor of Psychology at New York University and at University of Konstanz, Germany). Please see the call for submissions for the details. We invite submissions for symposia, debates, data blitz presentations, and poster presentations. We also encourage young scientists to submit for the poster award. The deadline for symposia, debates, and data blitz submissions is December 1, 2016. The deadline for poster presentations is January 31, 2017. For more information, please visit:

We are looking forward to celebrating one decade of stimulating exchange on motivation science in the Society for the Study of Motivation together with you in Boston! On behalf of this year’s SSM Program Committee: Arne Roets (SSM program chair, Ghent University), Thomas L. Webb (SSM program co-chair, University of Sheffield), Ed Orehek (SSM local arrangements chair, University of Pittsburgh), Judy Harackiewicz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ethan Kross (University of Michigan), Bill Klein (NIH/Nat. Cancer Institute), Kristin Laurin (University of British Columbia), E.J. Masicampo (Wake Forest University), Paul Norman (University of Sheffield), Todd Thrash (William and Mary), Rex Wright (University of North Texas)

AERA 2017: SIG Dinner Location


Rio Rio River Walk Cantina - 2017 Motivation SIG Dinner
Rio Rio River Walk Cantina – 2017 Motivation SIG Dinner

Hadley Solomon (Motivation SIG Program Chair) has worked hard to develop a strong and diverse program on current motivation research for the AERA conference in San Antonio in 2017. AERA will release final decisions on all proposals in early November. Mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social on Sunday, April 30, at 8 p.m. to be held at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio ( We’ll send out dinner sign-up details in early 2017.