The Attraction and Relationships Preconference to the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
The preconference will include a diverse set of talks on attraction and relationship processes, and an outside perspective keynote from Kerry Kawakami.
When and Where:
The preconference will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Canada.
List of Speakers in 2019:
‘Outside Perspective’ Keynote Kerry Kawakami
Every year we invite a keynote speaker from outside the relationship area to connect with important advancements in psychological science and gain fresh perspectives on attraction and close relationships processes. We are very happy to be hosting Kerry Kawakami in 2019. Kerry Kawakami is Professor of Psychology at York University and the current editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes. Kerry’s work investigating social categorization processes, including how we perceive people from different social groups, how we react to intergroup bias, and strategies to reduce prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, have important implications for evaluation how intergroup processes affect, and are affected, by close interdependent relationships. Kerry’s talk will open a section linking intergroup processes, such as discrimination, with close relationship processes.
You can register for the preconference via the main SESP conference site:
9:05-9:45 Paul Eastwick: The Relationship Trajectories Framework: A Tool for Conceptualizing the Full Time Course of a Relationship
9:45-10:25 David Sbarra: Divorce and Health: From Basic Science to Intervention Targets
10:45-11:25 Sandra Murray: Creating Order from Chaos: The Social-Certainty-Security System
Every year we invite a keynote speaker from outside the relationship area to connect with important advancements in psychological science and gain fresh perspectives on attraction and close relationships processes. We are thrilled to be hosting Susan Fiske in 2018. Susan Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Professor of Public Affairs at Princeton University Susan Fiske. Her pioneering theoretical and empirical contributions to social psychology have important implications for understanding dynamics within interdependent relationships, including her work on social cognition, status, power, prejudice, gender and intergroup relations.
1:45-2:25 Lisa Diamond: Variability in sexual attraction – day to day, gender to gender – what does it mean for identity, relationships, and well-being?
2:40-3:20 Marci Gleason: As if Being Married Wasn’t Hard Enough: Support, Empathy, and Closeness across the Transition to Parenthood
3:20-4:00 Benjamin Karney: How Socioeconomic Context Moderates, and Sometimes Flips, Conventional Wisdom in Relationship Science
4:00-4:10 Closing Remarks