Upcoming Conferences

Join us for the SSM Annual Meeting Thursday, May 23, 2024, in San Francisco, CA!

The 16th Annual meeting of the SSM will be held in person on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in San Francisco, in conjunction with the 36th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Both the SSM and APS meetings will be held in the San Francisco Hilton – Union Square. This year will feature new formats (roundtables, debates, impact talks) meant to stimulate discussions about current theoretical, methodological and empirical topics in motivation science!

Registration for SSM 2024 in San Francisco is now open!
  • Please click here to register for SSM 2024. 
  • Early bird registration rates apply until May 10.
  • Note: If you need to check your SSM membership status or renew to take advantage of member registration rates for the conference, please log into the system via the "lost password" function.

Hotel Information
Details about the APS Convention are available here
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Click below to view the Program Schedule for this years annual meeting!!!

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.