Birgit Spinath

Speech title:
The Importance of Motivation for School Success and Beyond


Birgit Spinath is professor of Educational Psychology at Heidelberg University, Germany. Her research interests include learning and teaching in schools and in higher education, motivation as a prerequisite for and an outcome of education, teacher education as well as self-regulation in the context of learning and achievement.

Currently, she is the President of the German Psychological Society. Moreover, she is Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Learning and Teaching as well as member of the editorial boards of several journals (e.g., Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences).