Psychology of Relationships Interest Group Conference

The APS-PORIG conference returns October 8-9 2015 and will be hosted by Deakin University in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. This national conference brings together relationship scholars and practitioners to hear about the latest research in relationship science and engage in lively discussions about practice and policy. In response to the increasing social and cultural changes around relationships in recent years, the conference theme for 2015 is “The Changing Face of Relationships”. Now in its 14th year, we invite researchers, practitioners and policy makers from all fields that have an interest in relationships to attend and present at this conference.


We are accepting a diverse set of presentation formats including individual oral presentations, symposia, forums and roundtable discussions as well as workshops. All topics related to the study of relationships are welcome, this includes but is not limited to: romantic relationships (spanning all sexual orientations), parent-child relationships (spanning all eras of the lifespan), peer relationships, client-therapist relationships, relationships in the workplace, and inter-group relationships.


Our keynote speakers are highly regarded researchers and practitioners. Collectively, their talks will tackle key issues relating to research, practice and policy on the topic of the changing face of relationships.


Professor Julie Fitness


(Head of the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University and Editor of Personal Relationships)


 Dr Gery Karantzas


(Senior Lecturer and Director of the Relationship Science Laboratory, Deakin University, and Director of Edoctus)


 Abstract Submission


The deadline for abstract submission is August 7th. All submission will be peer reviewed with presenters notified within a week of the submission closing date.


 To submit an abstract for the conference, please click on the link below:


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