Rethinking Willpower: New Approaches to Self-Control Research

Motivational perspectives on self-regulation


Organizer: Prof. Dr. Hugo M. Kehr and Kaspar Schattke (TUM)
Venue: Eibsee-Hotel (near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Munich, Germany)
Dates: July 29 to August 01, 2010


The 2. Munich Symposium on Motivation (MSM) is a biannual international workshop organized by the Chair of Psychology, Technische Universität München, Germany.

The workshop will take place from July 29 to August 1, 2010 in the Eibsee-Hotel at Lake Eibsee (http://www.eibsee-hotel.de/rw_e8v/eibsee_e/start/). It is located at the foothills of Mount Zugspitze (2,962m or 9,718 feet), Germany’s highest mountain. Part of the symposium will be held at the summit convention centre, which offers a magnificent view of the Alps (http://www.zugspitze.de/).

The MSM brings together international researchers who work on different aspects of motivation. The titel of the 2. MSM is “Motivational Perspectives on Self-Regulation”. It includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: motive incongruency and self-regulation; flow-experience as state of minimal self-regulation; volitional self-regulation and its impact on achievement; volitional depletion; self-regulation in applied setting; goal-setting as a self regulation strategy.

Experts in the field of motivation and self-regulation will be invited to present and discuss their work. By inviting researchers from different fields within motivation research, we hope to foster interesting and enriching discussions, and help researchers extend their networks.

Hugo M. Kehr

Chair of Psychology, TUM