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Coordinated by: Brian H. Bornstein, Ph.D., and Alan J. Tomkins, J.D., Ph.D.


The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and accompanying National Science Foundation Workshop on Institutional Trust are complementary events, both held at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. 

The 62nd annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, "Cooperation and Compliance with Authority: The Role of Institutional Trust," will be April 24 (Thursday) and 25 (Friday), 2014.  Eight prominent trust scholars will be speaking.

The NSF Workshop, "Institutional Trust and Confidence: An Interdisciplinary Workshop," will be held April 26 (Saturday) and April 27 (Sunday, until approx. 1 P.M.).  Dozens of researchers in various disciplines from around the globe will discuss theoretical and methodological issues in trust research.

Both events are free and open for people to attend, but we ask that you please register (click here).  More information about both events can be found through the tabs on this website. If you are a psychologist attending the Symposium and wish to obtain continuing education credits, there is specific information available via the Symposium 2014 dropdown tab, or click here

If you are attending: 

The 62nd annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation is located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, in the City Campus Student Union (1400 ‘R’ Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0452). Click here for a map indicating the location. The Union is a short walk from the downtown area, with many parking facilities nearby. For a map of the closest parking facilities, please click here.

If you are unable to attend:

The Symposium will also be streamed live during speaker presentations and discussions. For a schedule of speakers and discussions, please click here. To view the live streaming, please click here

If you have any questions, please email us at:

We'd be delighted to have you join us.  See you in April!