AERA 2017 Motivation SIG Graduate Student Feedback Survey

Graduate Students: Please take a moment to fill out the annual post-AERA graduate student survey (even if you did not attend the annual AERA meeting). This helps to improve the SIG and opportunities for you within it.

Please also note that the nominations for the Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair position are embedded within this survey, so if you wish to apply yourself or nominate someone else, please fill out the survey. An email regarding application materials will be sent within a week.

Click here to complete the survey.

Looking Ahead to AERA 2018-Hotel Locations

After a wonderful AERA 2017, many are already looking forward to AERA 2018 in New York City, New York, April 13-17, 2018. This event will be held in a series of nine headquarter hotels (listed below), as opposed to one central convention center. Please consider these locations as you begin to make your plans. See you in New York!

  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
  • Le Parker Meridien
  • Millennium Broadway New York Times Square
  • New York Hilton Midtown
  • New York Marriott Marquis
  • Park Central Hotel New York
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Warwick New York
  • The Westin, New York at Times Square

AERA Room Change: Sat. 8:15 a.m. session on motivation theory

We are writing to inform you of an important room change for an AERA Motivation SIG/Division C session Saturday from 8:15-10:15 a.m. entitled, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants” (session ID 1174946) featuring Bernard Weiner, Dale Schunk, Edward Deci, Jacque Eccles, Chris Hulleman, Tim Urdan, Sandra Graham, Allan Wigfield, and Alison Koenka. 

Due to the high level of interest in this session, AERA has moved the session to a larger venue. 

New location: Convention Center Room 5, River Level (on the Bridge Hall side, downstairs near The Grotto)

We look forward to seeing you there.

Ellen Usher & Hadley Solomon, Motivation in Education SIG
Barbara Greene & Jeff Greene, Division C

AERA17: MotSIG program and dinner tickets

Our final SIG program is now online here. Our SIG dinner social takes place on Sunday, April 30, at 8:15 at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St. Tickets ($35) are available via the AERA conference registration site (“Events” tab). At the time of this post, we have 23 dinner tickets still available (event is capped at 160). If you wish to purchase a ticket with cash, contact Marcus Johnson.

International Seminar on Social Cognitive Theory in Debate

The registration and abstract submissions to the “II International Seminar: Social Cognitive Theory in Debate” are now open. The conference will be held June 27-29, 2017 in Rio Claro, SP, Brazil. Click here to see the website and program.
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Important dates:
Abstract submissions are due April 7, 2017.
Discount registration ends April 30, 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use. To apply for this position, please visit Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at:

Call for Graduate Student Applications: University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota program in Human Development and Educational Psychology is currently accepting applications for the M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. to begin in summer or fall 2017. For first consideration, applications should be received by April 15, but are accepted year round. You may apply directly to the Ph.D. program and earn a master’s degree along the way. We provide training with a multidisciplinary focus, aimed at developing student competency in human development, cognition and motivation and research and statistics. Program website: Online application: Please contact Dr. Gabrielle Strouse,