Motivation in Social Contexts: Theory and Practice

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This conference was held between 30th June and 2nd July 2013.

As the title suggests, the conference addressed social and motivational processes, focusing on issues of both theoretical and practical concern. Symposium and poster presentations pertained to the broadly construed topic of social motivation, including – but not limited to – topics like social perception and interaction, gender relations, self-regulation, aggression, pro-social behavior and sexuality. An overarching purpose was to foster the exchange of relevant ideas and scientific information, potentially leading to collaborative research endeavors.

The key note speakers included Nicola Baumann (Universität Trier), Jan Blecharz (University School of Physical Education in Krakow), Jaana Juvonen (UCLA), Arie W. Kruglanski (University of Maryland), Richard Sorrentino (University of Western Ontario), Gershon Tenenbaum (Florida State University), Theresa Vescio (Pennsylvania State University), Bernard Weiner (UCLA) and Rex Wright (University of North Texas – UNT). A special symposium concerned contemporary issues in social motivation was chaired by Michael Richter (University of Geneva) and Rex Wright (UNT).

Pictures from the conference are available HERE.