SIG 08 - Motivation and Emotion


Fani Lauermann

Professor, TU Dortmund University, Germany

Hanna Järvenoja

Assoc. Professor, University of Oulu, Finland

Martin Daumiller

Akademischer Rat a.Z. / Assistant Professor, University of Augsburg, Germany

Julia Morinaj

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern, Switzerland

Mission statement


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 in education.  This also involves a more applied research approach to understanding the conditions under which motivational and emotional constructs predict achievement behavior, exploring persistence in the face of obstacles and competing demands, and testing the effectiveness of education-related strategies and interventions for motivation and achievement outcomes.


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International Conference on Motivation (ICM) 2020

SIG 8 meets SIG 16
The ICM 2020 will be held from Thursday 3.9. till Sunday 6.9.2020, preceded by the Summer School. The conference has one overlapping day with the conference of SIG16 (Metacognition), held from Sunday 6.9. – Tuesday 8.9.2020.
Dresden, Germany (both the SIG8 and SIG16 conferences will be organised on the same location)