From Graduate Student Senior Co-Chair Carly Champagne

Please join me in congratulating our newly-elected Grad Student Junior Co-Chair, Peter McPartlan. Peter McPartlan is a third-year student in Learning, Cognition, and Development at the University of California Irvine. His research focuses on how teenage students’ social lives can support or diminish their academic motivation. We want to thank all of the seven wonderful candidates we had this year – it’s great to be part of a such an impressive group that’s so eager to be involved. We look forward to working with Peter and with all who expressed willingness to help out the SIG. All graduate students who are interested in being more concretely involved in the SIG can reach out to me directly ( and I will provide information on additional opportunities.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position-Université Laval

The Canada Research Chair on parenting and academic and vocational trajectories and the Canada research chair on academic motivation, persistence, and achievement are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a one-year position (renewable) starting in October 2017.  While Université Laval is a French-speaking institution, the fellow does not need to speak French to be admissible to the position. Click here to learn more about the position.

Motivation Monday Video Series-Dr. Dennis McInerney

Today we present the seventh 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, our Monday Motivation Interview Series features Marissa Green and Dr. Dennis McInerney on the importance of culture in student motivation. Can’t get enough? Check out the extended interview here.