A student recently asked whether she should even attend the SIG’s business meeting (which sounded boring). Yes! The business meeting (Sunday, April 30, 6:15-8:00, light refreshments included), enables us to gather together as motivation researchers and discuss ways to improve our special interest group. It’s also a time for us to recognize graduate students who are presenting at AERA and to honor one graduate student who will be the 2017 recipient of the Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award. Please join us. We’ll try to keep it interesting.
Have something you want to see on the meeting agenda? Write it in the comments section.
Be sure to register this week to attend AERA. Rates increase on March 11. The official program should be available in the next few days.
Mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social on Sunday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio (http://riorioriverwalk.com/ ). The cost of the dinner is $35.00. To register for the SIG dinner, visit the AERA registration portal (same place you registered) and simply look for our MotSIG dinner under the “Events” tab on the registration page. I have attached step-by-step screenshots for how to do this.
We hope you’re looking forward to AERA in San Antonio. As we finalize our program, please notify Hadley Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an accepted paper/poster and will not be attending AERA to present. We want to be sure we have all slots filled. Also, mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social on Sunday, April 30 following our business meeting. The dinner event will begin at 8 p.m. at Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio (http://riorioriverwalk.com/ ). We’ll post sign-up details soon. AERA occurs at the same time as Fiesta this year. Please book your hotel room now if you have not already. It’s going to be a vibrant time in SA! Finally, if you have something you want to discuss with the SIG at our annual business meeting, please email Dr. Ellen Usher (email@example.com).
Mark your calendars for our annual SIG dinner social!
Sunday, April 30 at 8 p.m.
Rio Rio Cantina
421 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
We’ll post dinner sign-up details to our web site and circulate in the February news items.
SIG Graduate Students- Is there a motivation researcher you have always wanted to meet, or a topic you want to know more about from the experts? We are soliciting nominations for the annual Lunch with a Motivation Researcher Program to be held at AERA. Each year, the SIG Graduate Student Committee coordinates lunches between faculty members and graduate students so that they can meet and discuss mutual research interests. We choose faculty based on student votes, so please let us know whom you’d like us to invite! To submit a nomination, please take one minute to complete this very short nomination form.
If you don’t have a specific professor in mind, you can also submit ideas of topics you’d like to discuss at a lunch.
Please complete the survey by January 31. If you have any questions you can e-mail Emily Rosenzweig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to share with you a draft version of our 2017 AERA MotSIG program. Among the exciting presentations will be an invited talk by Dr. Judy Harackiewicz and a theory-specific symposium entitled, “Motivation Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Reflections of Founders and Descendants.” Please peruse all topics and presenters on the program. Presentation time slots and locations will be released by AERA in February.
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: http://www.thessm.org/conference2017.php
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)