Previous Events

Date Type Title Speaker(s) / Organizer(s) Place Resource
February 28, 2024
11:00 (EDT, New York)
Motivated Cognition Meeting Talk Series #5 “What Criticality Tells Us About Brain Maturation, Excitation-Inhibition Balance, and Cognitive Effort” Dr. Andrew Westbrook
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Rutgers University
Online Video available here
February 7, 2023 Conference/Meeting SPSP Preconference: The Psychology of Extremism Erica Molinario (Florida Gulf Coast University/ Jagiellonian University)
Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland)
Ewa Szumowska (Jagiellonian University)
Online San Diego, USA
November 30, 2023
11:00 (EDT, New York)
 
Motivated Cognition Meeting Talk Series #4 “Interactions of Motivation & Cognitive Control” Dr. Todd Braver
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Radiology, and Neuroscience
Washington University in St. Louis
Online Video available here
October 26, 2023
11:00 (EDT, New York)
Motivated Cognition Meeting Talk Series #3 “Thoughts about Actions and Outcomes (And What They Lead To)” Dr. Ruud Custers
Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Social, Health, & Organisational Psychology
Utrecht University
Online Video available here
September 26, 2023
11:00 (EDT, New York)
Motivated Cognition Meeting Talk Series #2 “Age Differences in Drivers and Consequences of Epistemic Curiosity” Dr. Julia Spaniol
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Aging
Toronto Metropolitan University
Online Video available here
June 27, 2023
11:00 (EDT, New York)
Motivated Cognition Meeting Talk Series #1 “My Life at the Motivation-Cognition Interface: A Tale of Two Journeys” Arie Kruglanksi
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Maryland
Online Video available here
June 26-30, 2023 Conference/Meeting 21st World Congress of Psychophysiology Guido H.E. Gendolla
(University of Geneva, IOP2023 Congress Chair)
Geneva, Switzerland  
May 31 – June 3, 2023 Conference/Meeting 8th International Self-Determination Theory Conference Center for Self-Determination Theory Orlando, USA  
February 22, 2023 Conference/Meeting SPSP Preconference: The Psychology of Extremism—A Motivational Perspective Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland)
Erica Molinario (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Ewa Szumowska (Jagiellonian University)
Atlanta, USA  
February 23, 2023 Conference/Meeting SPSP Preconference: Motivation Science Katharina Bernecker (University of Zurich)
Daniela Becker (Radboud University)
Pontus Leander (Wayne State University)
Atlanta, USA  
February 17, 2022 Conference/Meeting SPSP Preconference: Motivation Science Pontus Leander (University of Groningen)
Rima Toure-Tillery (Northwestern University)
San Francisco, USA  
May 20, 2021 Conference/Meeting HabitEvent2021 Conference: Understanding Habits in Societal Context Hans Marien (Utrecht University)
Ruud Custers (Utrecht University)
Utrecht, Netherlands  
February 4, 2021 Conference/Meeting SSM Happy Hour Meeting Series Ruud Custers (Utrecht University) Online  
December 11, 2020 Conference/Meeting SSM Happy Hour Meeting Series Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago) Online  


Welcome to the SSM 

The Society for the Science of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary organization of researchers who study motivation. Its mission is to encourage inquiry into all aspects of motivation from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and to facilitate the dissemination of findings to a broad scientific audience. 

The SSM provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information, foster discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation among researchers, and encourages exchange and collaboration in research. It will do this through a list serve, online information exchange, annual conferences, and a journal dedicated exclusively to motivation research.