Motivation Monday Video Series-Dr. Avi Kaplan

Today we present the fifth installment of “Motivation Mondays,” our monthly video series in which we interview accomplished motivation researchers and consider their unique perspectives about the field. This month’s interview is with Dr. Avi Kaplan and is focused on thinking about achievement. You can find the video on our website: . Also, please keep an eye out for our May interview with Dr. Jennifer Fredricks also about the role of achievement in motivation research.  Special thanks to Marissa Green and Patrick Beymer for these great interviews!

Division 15 of APA Membership

Division 15 of APA is currently seeking new members. Membership is free for the first year, which is a great way for students and faculty to give the organization a try without any risk. There is also a new Graduate Student Ambassador Program, which is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students who are looking for opportunities to serve a professional organization.


Division 15 Benefits and Services:

  • Free digital subscription to Educational Psychologist (which has historically held one of the highest impact factors in the field),Newsletter for Educational Psychologists, and a weekly digest of top education headlines.
  • Access to Division 15’s job board, which lists dozens of openings from month to month.
  • Eligibility for faculty and students to share in thousands of dollars in annual grants.
  • Awards for outstanding dissertations, early career contributions, and career achievement, with corresponding featured sessions at the APA Convention.
  • Social events to network with both peers and luminaries—including our annual Doctoral Student Research seminar (in which grants are provided for selected doctoral students to attend the annual APA Convention)
  • Opportunities to present at the Annual APA Convention

*Please note that you do NOT need to be a general member of APA to become a member of Division 15. Thus, membership is truly free for the year ahead.*