Aug 132012

We are happy to announce that
the International Conference on Motivation 2012 PORGRAM BOOK is ready for download (PDF, 3,4 MB): or here Mirror Document on Google Drive

Last Minute Changes that deviate from the Print Program can be found here.

The online program is available at (always up to date):

We received a few urgent change requests and changed a few minor details.
Please check time and room of your contribution.

We are excited to welcome you in Frankfurt!
Best wishes from the Local Organizing Team,

Thomas Martens, DIPF, Conference Chair
Regine Vollmeyer, Goethe University Frankfurt
Saskia Kistner, Goethe University of Frankfurt
Katrin Arens, DIPF

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Apr 042012

In order to confirm the accepted contributions, all presenting authors should register via before May 1st, 2012. If we do not receive a registration from the presenting author before that date, the reserved slot in the conference programme cannot be guaranteed and will probably be allocated to another participant.

EARLI and WATM members are entitled to a reduced conference fee. In order to become a member before registration, please visit the EARLI-website for membership inscription Please note that the early bird rate is only available through May 1st, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt next summer.
Jenefer Husman (Arizona State University) & Thomas Martens (DIPF)

SIG 8 coordinators

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Summer School

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Mar 012012

Deadline: March 30, 2012 (Extended Deadline)

4th Summer School on Motivation and Emotion
August 25 – 27, 2012, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

We are happy to announce that PhD students can apply for the Summer School on Motivation and Emotion. The Summer School is jointly organized by the DIPF & EARLI SIG 8 and will be held will from Saturday, August 25, through Monday, August 27, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The following senior scholars will join the Summer School:

  • Jenefer Husman (Arizona State Univerisity),
  • Regina Vollmeyer (Goethe University Frankfurt),
  • Markku Niemivirta (University of Helsinki) and
  • Johnmarshall Reeve (Korea University).

For further information please visit Summer School

We look forward to welcome you in Frankfurt am Main, Germany!

Jenefer Husman (Arizona State University) & Thomas Martens (DIPF)

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May 122011

Extended Deadline: January 27, 2012

Motivation in all Spheres of Life

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the International Conference on Motivation 2012. The Conference is jointly organized by the DIPF, EARLI SIG 8 and Goethe University Frankfurt.

The first meetings on motivation in Europe were called the Workshop in Achievement and Task Motivation.  In an effort to acknowledge these roots we wish to explicitly address the wide range of human domains for which motivation are important. We hope that the 2012 ICM conference will bring together all researchers who are interested in better understanding human motivation e.g. from learning, school, sport, occupational, developmental, and social psychology.

Following the tradition established in Landau (2006) and continued in Turku (2008) and Porto (2010), the ICM 2012 will be preceded by a Summer School for young researchers interested in topics related to motivation and emotion.

Invited keynote speakers at the International Conference on Motivation 2012 are:

Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA


Mimi Bong, Korea University, Korea

Peter Gollwitzer, University of Konstanz, Germany & New York University, USA

The Conference offers symposia and individual paper sessions as well as poster sessions. The official language of the Conference is English.

We look forward to welcome you in Frankfurt am Main, Germany!

Jenefer Husman
Arizona State University
Thomas Martens

The EARLI Special Interest Group 8 “Motivation and Emotion”

The mission of the Motivation and Emotion SIG is to promote research and theory on the person and situation influences on the direction, intensity, quality and persistence of human behavior related to learning and instruction. SIG activities include support of the International Conference on Motivation (ICM) that is held in years between the EARLI Biennial Conferences. The ICM includes a pre-conference Summer School at which graduate students have the opportunity to meet and work with prominent motivation researchers. The SIG also confers Student Research Excellence Awards at each EARLI conference to graduate students whose presentations are judged especially meritorious.

DIPF – Knowledge on Education

The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) is an institute belonging to the Leibniz Association that delivers science and research services to science, practice, politics and administration in the field of education. The institute’s work is determined by two closely interlinked priority areas, i.e. educational information and educational research.
On the one hand, the DIPF thus conducts educational research and it evaluates the education system and at the same time, it provides general information in education. By working in both of these areas and delivering its knowledge in education, the DIPF contributes to improving educational quality and the conditions of successful education.

The Earli

EARLI exists to support and promote an active research culture in the field of learning and instruction. EARLI enables about 2000 members from 40 different countries to engage in critical dialogue. They systematically exchange and discuss ideas on instructional and educational research, as well as on research on industrial training. For these scholars, from all parts of Europe and many parts of the world, EARLI provides a platform to contribute to current debates. Through its networks, activities and the publication of journals and book series, EARLI promotes both international and interdisciplinary cooperation. Find more information on