What is motivation and what motivates us?
How can we motivate ourselves and others?

The Motivation Science Lab is an interdisciplinary lab that aims to understand the nature of motivation from both basic science and applied perspectives.

Kou Murayama

Kou Murayama
Principal Investigator


May 14, 2022 - Our new website has been launched!

Apr 15, 2022 - Our new article "Thinking about thinking: People Underestimate how enjoyable and engaging just waiting is" led by Aya Hatano has been accepted by Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Learn more.

Apr 01, 2022 - We hosted an online workshop "Causal inference from longitudinal data." Learn more.