The University of Gdansk Institute of Psychology in association with the Jagiellonian University and the Society for the Study of Motivation invites you to submit proposals for symposia, oral presentations and posters to be presented at a conference entitled Motivation and Social Perception.

The conference will be held on 19-21th July 2016 at Social Sciences Faculty in Gdansk, Poland.

ug1The mission of the conference is to encourage broad inquiry into all aspects of motivation. The conference will address social motivational and perceptual processes, focusing on issues of both theoretical and practical concern.

Symposium, oral presentations and poster submissions should pertain to motivation and social perception broadly construed, including – but not limited to – topics such as motivation and social perception in cognitive psychology, social psychology, work, organization, personality, cognitive and behavioural science. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information, foster discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation and encourage exchange and collaboration in research.

Motivation conference keynote speakers will include:

Nicola Baumann (Trier University), Ayelet Fishbach (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business), Guido Gendolla (University Of Geneva),Tory Higgins (Columbia University), Jaana Juvonen  (University of California, Los Angeles), Małgorzata Kossowska (Jagiellonian University), Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland), Maria Lewicka (University of Warsaw), Bernard Weiner (University of California, Los Angeles), Bogdan Wojciszke (University of Social Sciences and Humanities) and Rex Wright (University of North Texas).


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

Oral presentations and poster submissions should include the names and affiliations of the poster presenter and the co-authors and an abstract describing the research to be presented (150 words).

All presentations and posters should represent completed work.  Please do not submit a proposal if findings are still pending. Participants will be limited to one first authorship presentation, although there will be no limit on the number of times a person may appear as an author other than first.  Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by members of the Scientific Program Committee. Submitters will be notified via email as soon as possible of the decision regarding their submission.

We have received requests for an extension of the abstract submission deadline. It has been decided to extend the deadline by two weeks to 15 March 2016. No further extensions will be given.

Scientific Committee will inform about the assignment of particular submissions by March 30, 2016.