About Us


SIG Purpose

The Studying and Self-Regulated Learning (SSRL) SIG is dedicated to promoting the development of theory and research in academic studying and self-regulated learning across the life span. The SIG brings together researchers and practitioners to share expertise in all aspects of self-regulated learning, including motivation, metacognition, learning and studying strategies, and the ways in which learners manage their emotions and environments.


  • To create opportunities for established and beginning researchers, professors, and graduate students to share ideas, create partnerships, and support each other’s work, especially during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
  • To communicate about broad issues and trends in self-regulation research and practices, as well as specific information about SIG initiatives.
  • To provide leadership opportunities to members such as serving as SSRL SIG officers, AERA proposal submitters and reviewers, and session chairs and discussants.
  • To provide support and mentoring to graduate students who are interested in self-regulation and studying research.

The SSRL SIG is a great opportunity for Masters and Doctoral students who are interested in studying and self-regulated learning research to work with leading researchers and to present their findings in an academic and supportive atmosphere. Student affiliates are especially encouraged to become proactive participants of the SIG. If any of you are interested in joining this SIG and would like further information, please contact the SIG Co-chairs.

See at the following pages information about members of the SIG, the SIG’s history and quick facts about it, and its bylaws.

Who We Are

SSRL SIG History

Quick Facts

Structure and Governance