SESP Relationships Preconference


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. The SESP preconferences are being held in Rooms Wentworth and Simcoe/Dufferin.

Preconference Schedule:

8:30-9:00     Breakfast

9:00-9:05     Welcome

9:05-9:45    Amy Muise 

Remember When: How Reflection on the Past is Linked to Sexual and Relationship Quality

9:45-10:25  Francesca Righetti

The Link between Sacrifice and Relational and Personal Well-being: A Meta-Analysis 

10:25-10:45  Break

10:45-11:25 Lorne Campbell 

The Use and Effects of Pornography in Romantic Relationships

11:25-12:25  Outside Perspective’ Keynote Kerry Kawakami

The Impact of Social Categorization on Perceptions of Others

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 evaluating how intergroup processes affect, and are affected, by close interdependent relationships.

Kerry’s talk will provide the foundation for a special section examining the intersections between intergroup and relationship processes.

12:30-1:45   Lunch

1:45-2:25  Justin Lavner  

A Multi-Level Perspective on Stigma and its Effects on Intimate Relationships

2:25-2:40   Break

2:40-3:20  William Chopik 

The Vicarious Effects of Discrimination: How Partner Experiences of Discrimination Affect Individual Health, Happiness, and Cognition across the Lifespan

3:20-4:00  Elizabeth Page-Gould 

Friendship Within and Across Boundaries

4:00-4:10    Closing Remarks


Conference Organizers:

Nickola Overall[email]

Yuthika Girme

Jeffry Simpson

You can register for the preconference via the main SESP conference site:

SESP Conference Site


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