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Reminder: EASP-IARR joint Symposium “What’s Love Got To Do With It: Diversity in Close/Romantic Relationships”

02.05.2022, by Hannah Schäfer in announcement

May 12th, 2022
Virtual Symposium

EASP and the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) seek to bring our two, partly overlapping membership bodies and joint research interests closer together. To kick off the collaboration, a joint virtual meeting is to be held May 12th, 2022. The virtual, free symposium seeks to present a state of the art research from both social psychological, relationship studies and interdisciplinary perspectives on diversity topics broadly defined. For example, diversity in close/romantic relationships could be investigated along ethnic, religious and age differences, but also along power dimensions or sexual orientations.

The format will be prerecorded 20 minute talks with live Q & A discussions on May 12th Submissions may include both published and unpublished work, review and primary data contributions, but in case of primary data must have already been collected and analyzed. Members of either society are eligible to submit.

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Here is a list of some of the exciting talks: 

  • Bilal Ahmad, Maastricht University: "Marital Satisfaction in Forced and Arrangend Marriages among Married partners from middle and upper-middle classes of Pakistan"
  • Ting Ai, University of Kansas: "Passion and obligation in romantic relationships: a cultural psychological perspective"
  • Kerem Besim Durbin, Sabanci University: "Does affectionate touch reflect trauma? Dyadic associations between trauma exposure and touch in romantic couples"
  • Liliane D. Efinger, University of Arizona: "Gender Moderates the Association Between Language Use and Psychological Adjustment to Divorce: Results from an Exploratory Machine Learning Analysis"
  • Annika From, University of Michigan: "Giving a little of us to the other: Partner support bin interracial and same-race Black relationships"
  • Blandine Ribotta: "Lack of Construct Validity and Item-Content Overlap in the Assessment of Romantic Relationship Quality"
  • David L. Rodrigues, Iscte-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa: "Internalized Negativity, Stigma, Self- and Partner Dehumanization Among Non-Monogamous Individuals"
  • Chao Song, Ghent University: "Minority stress and dyadic stress in the same-sex couples: the role of dyadic coping and relationship duration"
  • Mari Tarantino, Virginia Tech: "Beyond monogamy: Exploring consensually non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships"
  • Dana Weise, Texas Tech University: "A Focused Systematic Review of the Last 20 Years of Infidelity Research"
  • Aigerim Yerken, Eötvös Lorand University: "Culture is in Action: Adaptation Experiences of International Students form Post-Soviet Countries in Hungary"

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