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Location: Marriott Marquis (MM) Atrium B

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The Close Relationships Pre-Conference is organized by the Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG). You can stay in touch with fellow relationship scholars outside of the conference via the RRIG Facebook group.

This preconference brings together cutting edge research and theory in relationship science from across social and personality psychology. We have a rich history of lively conversation, and the day is designed to provoke thought and promote collaboration. We are adding two new features to this year’s preconference. First, we will be hosting 2-3 themed discussion tables for people interested in talking more about relationships science over lunch. If you would like to suggest a table topic, please join the RRIG Facebook group and comment on our existing post. [Also note that SPSP has taken over organizing the lunches, and thus we do not have any control over lunch options as we did in the past].  Second, we will be hosting a cash-bar happy hour immediately after the preconference is over (location TBA).

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Schedule of Events:

Here is our line-up of events; a final schedule along with talk titles will be posted ASAP:

9:00-10:15AM: Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award Address
-Darby Saxbe
University of Southern California
- Twitter: @darbysaxbe
- Website (Paper 1) (Paper 2)
9:00-9:10 AM: Introduction by Rena Repetti
9:10-10:00AM: Talk
10:00-10:15AM: Q&A

10:15-10:30AM: Coffee Break

10:30-11:30AM: Amy Muise, York University
- Twitter: @AmyMuise
Lab Facebook page: SHaRe Lab
Personal website (Paper 1) (Paper 2)
10:30-11:10AM: Talk
11:10-11:30AM: Q&A

11:30AM-12:45PM: Lunch
- Optional discussion tables, topics TBA

12:45-1:30PM: Mariko Visserman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Graduate Student Paper Award Recipient

1:30-2:30PM: Martie Haselton, University of California Los Angeles
- Twitter: @haselton
- Website (Paper 1) (Paper 2)
1:30-2:10PM: Talk
2:10-2:30PM: Q&A

2:30-2:45PM: Coffee Break

2:45-4:30PM: Special Session: Integrating content and methodology from other fields into relationship science

2:45-3:45PM: Talks
3:45-4:30PM: Discussion

-Happy hour (location TBA)

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Save $25 when you register for both convention and preconference together!

Registration for preconferences is limited and fills quickly.
Registration is now open and will not reopen once this preconference fills.

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Award Applications and Datablitz:

The RRIG committee is currently accepting applications for the Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award (due Sept 30) and for the Graduate Student paper award (due Oct 1). More info can be found here and here respectively. We are also accepting submissions for the datablitz session at the preconference (due Nov 30). Details can be found here.

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Lisa JaremkaUniversity of Delaware (email) (Twitter) (website)
Amanda ForestUniversity of Pittsburgh (email) (website)

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