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


Sep 20, 2022 - Our new work on the metamotivational belief about thinking is featured in some news articles, such as New York Times and Guardian! Read more on the New York Times or The Guardian Learn more.

Jun 01, 2022 - Our new intervention study is out in npj Science of Learning: We showed that doing brief exercise during a class increased vigor and decreased fatigue!  Learn more.

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