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.

Vote for new Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair (2017-2019)

Dear Motivation SIG Grad Students – It’s time to vote for your new Graduate Student Junior Co-Chair! We have seven great candidates from six universities. Please take the time to look over each candidate’s information before voting. To read each candidate’s statement and to cast your vote, click here (https://goo.gl/forms/TOK2nM9cWoACom8F3). The ballot will be open for two weeks (through Friday 6/23).

Thank you in advance for participating and best of luck to all the candidates! The new 2017-2019 Grad Co-Chair will be announced in next month’s Motivation SIG news and on our web site. Best, Carly Champagne (Senior Graduate Co-Chair, Motivation in Education SIG)

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.

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: http://motsig.org/videos/ . 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.*

Motivation Monday Video Series-Dr. Eric Anderman

Today we present the fourth 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. Eric Anderman and it continues the theme translating research into practice. You can find the video on our website: http://motsig.org/videos/ . Also, please keep an eye out for our April interview with Dr. Avi Kaplan about the role of achievement in motivation research.  Special thanks to Marissa Green and Patrick Beymer for these great interviews!