The Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG Newsletter

The SIG for Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) has been kind enough to share with us their newsletter highlighting several items of interest from this year’s AERA. The featured sections include tributes to Dr. Martin Maehr and Claire Ellen Weinstein as well as innovations in task value intervention, self-regulation as a privileged construct, and cogitations on “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.”  Check it out here.




Message from Hadley Solomon, SIG Program Chair

Congratulations on a fantastic annual meeting in San Antonio. Our program shaped up nicely, with over 400 in attendance for the session entitled “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.” We are eagerly awaiting new submissions from you that will follow up with new theories, theorists, and ideas for the upcoming conference in NYC in 2018!

Additionally, as mentioned in the business meeting, we had a great panel of reviewers for last year’s meeting from six countries internationally. We encourage you to volunteer to review for our upcoming 2018 program in order to facilitate an even more dynamic program than we had last year. As of June 4, we currently have 50% more of you signed up to review than we did last year, and currently you represent viewpoints from 16 countries. That’s phenomenal, and you can still sign up to review for us through the end of the day today (June 5)!

The AERA 2018 proposal submission portal is open NOW, and will remain open through July 24. Details about program submissions can be found in the official call for submissions.

If you have any additional questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out ( Looking forward to seeing your great and important work in the AERA submission portal!

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

Graduate Student AERA Announcements-April

Joint Graduate Student Social Event – Please  join us for our annual AERA joint social event with Division C and E colleagues on Saturday, April 29, at the Davenport Lounge in San Antonio (203 North Presa St). Join us anytime between 9:00-10:30pm for a free drink and great company!

Lunch with a Motivation Researcher – There are still a few hours left to sign up for the “Lunch with a Motivation Researcher Program” at AERA! This popular program is a great opportunity to have lunch with one of our distinguished researchers: Bernard Weiner, Judith Harackiewicz, Akane Zusho, Mimi Bong, Reinhard Pekrun, and Julianne Turner. Please click  here to sign up for the program before the end of the day today.

Got a burning question for a panel of motivation theorists? 

Here’s your chance to ask. We have a landmark session planned for AERA that will bring together a panel of motivation theorists including Ed Deci, Jacque Eccles, Chris Hulleman, Dale Schunk, Tim Urdan, and Bernie Weiner. Alison Koenka will facilitate the conversation, and Sandra Graham will offer remarks as a moderator. The session, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants,” takes place Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention, Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 211. Alison invites SIG members to submit your questions in advance of the panel here:

Motivation SIG dinner social event at Rio Rio Cantina

Join us for the Motivation SIG dinner social event at Rio Rio Cantina (421 E Commerce St., ). Cost is $35.00. This annual SIG light dinner and social is a great way for junior and senior researchers to talk informally with each other. To register, visit the AERA registration portal (same place you registered) and simply look for our MotSIG dinner under the “Events” tab on the registration page. This is a popular event, and space is limited. We’ve counted about 90 reservations thus far and can accept about 60 more.

Motivation SIG Business Meeting

The MotSIG Business Meeting will be Sunday, April 30, from 6:15-8:00 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 301C. We’ll have some hors d’oeuvres  to enjoy along with a cash bar. One of the highlights of the meeting is giving this year’s student travel awards and the Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award. We’ll hear from Marcus Johnson on our SIG’s finances and Hadley Solomon on program updates. We also discuss on some important matters, such as ideas for involving practitioners in the SIG and ways to continue supporting students. This meeting is open to all. Please come! Have something you want to see on the meeting agenda? Leave a comment!