Social Motivation Symposium

12-13th November, 2019

University of Haifa, Israel

We are delighted to announce the social motivation symposium, taking place at the University of Haifa, Israel, 12th-13th of November 2019.

What motivates people during social interactions? What are the brain mechanisms that motivate social behaviours? How does social motivation across health and disease?

In this two days symposium a diverse group of researchers from the UK and Israel will present their work and perspectives on the topic of motivation and social behaviour. Among the themes to be covered in this symposium are social learning, mood and psychiatric disorders, social influence, theory of mind, apathy and emotion, in the context of goals and motivations underlying social behaviour.

More details about the location and detailed programme will be added to this website soon.

We hope to see you in November!

Matthew Apps (

Uri Hertz (

The event will take place at the University of Haifa, Senate room, Eshkol Tower 29th floor.

Short programme is here.

Full programme (with abstracts) is here.

If you wish to attend please register - registration is free, and your registration will help us to adjust and plan ahead and make sure we have enough coffee and biscuits.

We have a limited space for poster presentation, so if you want to present a poster please submit your abstract in the registration form.


Ian Apperly (University of Birmingham)

Matthew Apps (University of Oxford)

Vaughan Bell (UCL) (via Skype)

Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn (University of Sussex)

Jennifer Cook (University of Birmingham)

Eran Eldar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Shai Gabai (University of Haifa)

Uri Hertz (University of Haifa)

Patricia Lockwood (University of Oxford)

Anat Perry ( Hebrew University of Jerusalem )

Nichola Raihani (UCL)

Florina Uzefovsky (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

Yaara Yeshurun (Tel Aviv University)

This event is sponsored by a British Council UK-Israel Synergy grant, and by a University of Haifa International conferences grant.