SSM 2022


Society for the Science of Motivation, Chicago, 26 May 2022; Deadlines Feb

POSTING TYPE: Calls: Conferences

Author: Kaitlin Woolley

2022 Meeting of the Society for the Science of Motivation

The Society for the Science of Motivation (SSM) is inviting proposals for symposia, individual talks, and posters to be presented at the 14th Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held in-person on Thursday May 26th, 2022, in advance of the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Chicago, IL. Both the SSM and APS meetings will be held in the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Submissions related to theoretical or applied research on JDM are welcome and members of SJDM are encouraged to collaborate on related proposals.


From improving leadership strategies to formulating objective choices, motivation moves us to make critical decisions (e.g., should I ask my boss for input regarding higher-level decisions? Is this project favorable to my team?). Our goal is to stimulate conversation and improve basic and applied research in the emerging area of motivation science, using perspectives from JDM. This collaboration can inform our understanding of how humans make decisions and execute them in the long-term, with a focus on applied policy contexts.

We are pleased to feature a keynote address by Dolores Albarracín (University of Pennsylvania), a presidential address by Ruud Custers (Utrecht University), and a President’s Symposium featuring on-site presentations from Alex Todorov (University of Chicago), Emily Balcetis (New York University), and Gordon Moskowitz (Lehigh University).

The Society for the Science of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary society for researchers interested in motivation (broadly defined). Its mission is to encourage inquiry into all aspects of motivation from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, including the study of judgment and decision making (JDM), and to facilitate the dissemination of findings to a broad scientific audience. The annual meeting provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information, fosters discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation, and encourages collaboration in research.

Registration will open in January 2022. Complete your submission at

Submissions may be in the form of symposia, individual talks, or poster presentations.

  • Submission deadline for symposia and individual talks: February 1, 2022
  • Submission deadline for posters: February 15th, 2022

Please spread the word. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Kaitlin Woolley (Cornell University), Co-chair
Rima Touré-Tillery (Northwestern University), Co-chair