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	Close Relationships
Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Close Relationships 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. This year’s lineup will feature a series of dynamic speakers (each with time for discussion), including a talk by the winner of the Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award. The data blitz will allow researchers at any stage to present their hottest new findings to the group in 3 short minutes (~12 presenters; often young investigators). We will also present the graduate student research paper award, and we are planning an interactive special session at the end of the day. We expect another exciting meeting and look forward to seeing you there!

The Close Relationships Preconference 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.


8:00 AM
  
Breakfast
8:45 AM
  
Welcome and Announcements
9:00 AM
  
Caryl E. Rusbult Early Career Award Address (TBA)
10:05 AM
  
Samantha Joel, Western University
10:45 AM
  
Coffee Break        
11:00 AM
  
Data Blitz # 1
11:20 AM
  
Elizabeth Page-Gould, University of Toronto
12:00 PM
  
Lunch (optional discussion tables TBA)
1:15 PM
  
Amy Moors, Chapman University
1:55 PM
  
Graduate Student Paper Award Talk (TBA)
2:10 PM
  
Data Blitz # 2
2:30 PM
  
Coffee Break
2:45 PM
  
Special Session 
  
  
Accuracy and bias in relationships: Conceptual, methodological, and statistical innovations
  
  
Discussion moderator: Nickola Overall,The University of Auckland
  
  
Lauren Human, McGill University (social accuracy model)
  
  
Sarah HumbergUniversity of Münster (response surface analysis)
  
  
Shelly GableUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (quasi-signal detection, experimental perspective on accuracy)
  
  
Patrick Shrout, New York University (initial elevation bias)

The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) presents an annual award to a new investigator who has made original and important contributions to relationship science. The recipient of this award will be invited to give an award address at the 2020 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Eligibility: The primary selection criterion is an outstanding record of original research in the general area of close relationships. Because this award recognizes a new investigator, nominees will typically have received their Ph.D. within the past 8 years (i.e., 2011 or later). However, applicants who received their Ph.D. after 2011 and have taken a leave or have another extenuating circumstance should feel free to apply and should briefly explain their situation in their letter (see submission materials).

Submission materials: To be considered for this award, please send the following:

  1. A 1-2 page letter that provides a summary of your major research contributions and a brief description of the general topic that you would likely present in your address at the Preconference.
  2. A recent CV.
  3. PDF files of 2 representative publications.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a scholar in the close relationships field who is familiar with your work. (S/he can send the letter separately.)

Please create one PDF file with all of your materials (excluding the recommendation, which can be sent separately), and email the file to Ximena Arriaga, chair of the 2020 RRIG Early Career Award Committee, at arriaga@purdue.edu. Please enter RRIG NOMINATION in the email subject line. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be notified in October.


The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) presents an annual award to a graduate student who has published an empirical manuscript that makes original and important contributions to relationship science. The recipient of this award will be honored and presented with the award at the 2020 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference.

Eligibility: The primary selection criterion is that the publication must be an outstanding empirical contribution in the general area of close relationships. The graduate student must have been first author on the publication, it must have been published within the past year (that is, official acceptance for publication or in print between September 1, 2018, and September 1, 2019), and the nominee must be a current graduate student. A paper may be submitted for consideration only once.

Submission materials: To be considered for this award, please send the following:

  1. The empirical manuscript.
  2. A brief statement of how this work contributes to the broader literature in close relationships more generally.
  3. If not obvious from the manuscript, evidence that it meets award criteria (i.e., that the first author was and is a graduate student, time of publication). Self-nominations will be accepted.

Please create one PDF file with all of your materials, and email the file to Jeffry Simpson, chair of the 2020 RRIG Graduate Student Research Award Committee, at simps108@umn.edu. Please include RRIG NOMINATION in the email subject line. The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2019. The award recipient will be notified in November.


The Relationship Researchers Interest Group (RRIG) within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) is seeking submissions for the data blitz that will take place during the 2020 SPSP Close Relationships Preconference. Data blitz submissions are competitive, and each speaker will have 3 minutes to present their findings.

Eligibility: People at all career stages are encouraged to apply.

Submission materials: Provide a title, list of authors and affiliations, and an abstract (maximum 250 words) describing the study goal, methods, and results by completing this form:

https://forms.gle/zJDGXT61Gsgh15PHA

If you have any problems, please email Brittany Jakubiak, chair of the data blitz committee, at bkjakubi@syr.edu. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019. Data blitz decisions will be announced in early December.



Brittany Jakubiak
Syracuse University

Yuthika Girme
Simon Fraser University

Sarah Stanton
University of Edinburgh


2020 Annual Convention
February 27-29, 2020
New Orleans, LA USA