SSM 2011


4th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation, 26 May 2011; Deadline 1 Mar

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4th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM)
Call for Submissions

The SSM Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for symposia and posters to be presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM), which will be held in affiliation with the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The SSM conference will take place May 26, 2011, immediately prior to the APS convention. Both the SSM conference and the APS convention will be located in the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.

The Society for the Study of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary society of researchers in 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, fosters discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation among researchers, and encourages exchange and collaboration in research.

Registration will open in November 2010. Further information can be found on the conference homepage at

Submissions may be in the form of symposia or poster presentations and must be submitted by email to the Society ( The deadline for submissions is 1st March, 2011.

Symposia submissions should include a chair or two co-chairs and up to five speakers from different universities that present their views on a common issue. The total session time is 90 minutes and should allow for discussion among presenters and the audience. Symposia submissions must include the name and affiliation of the chair, the symposium title, an abstract describing the symposium (150 words maximum), the names and the affiliations of all symposium speakers and their co-authors as well as an abstract describing the content of each presentation (150 words maximum).

Poster submissions must include the names and the affiliations of the poster presenter and the co-authors as well as an abstract describing the research that will be presented on the poster (150 words maximum).

All presentations and posters should represent completed work. Please do not submit a proposal if the data are still pending. Persons are limited to one first authorship presentation, though there is no limit on the number of times a person may appear as an author other than first.

Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by the members of the SSM Program Committee. Submitters will be notified via email as soon as possible of the decision regarding their submission.

Complete details for the SSM conference, including registration, accommodation, invited speakers, and conference schedule will be available at the SSM conference website: (

We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington!

The 2011 Program Committee:

Stephen Crites (Co-Chair, University of Texas, El Paso)
Guido Gendolla (Co-Chair, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Veronika Brandstätter (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Hanna Brycz (University of Gdansk, Poland)
Karen Gasper (Penn State University)
Greg Hajcak (Stony Brook University)
Julius Kuhl (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Paul O’Keefe (New York University)
Luke Smillie (Goldsmith University of London, UK)