Psychology of Relationships Interest Group National Conference 2017

We are excited to announce that our website for the 2017 Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (PORIG) Annual Conference is now live!

The Conference will be held 16-17 November, 2017 at Deakin University Downtown Campus.

The 2017 Conference will offer innovative research and practice presentations, covering the depth and breadth of relationships that we as practitioners and academics work with and research.  

To ensure an exciting and stimulating event, we invite you to submit an abstract for our program by visiting the link above. Details of types of presentation and format of abstracts are provided there.

At our website, you will also find information on our internationally-renown keynote speakers:

Professor Susan Johnson
, the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT) and the founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  

Professor Marita McCabe
, who has been at the forefront of investigating the importance of interpersonal factors in understanding problems with sexual functioning that affect both men and women.

Please note that attendance at the Conference carries 12 CPD points.

Our Conference Chair is Associate Professor Gery Karantzas

Here is a link to the flyer, which has all information regarding the event.

I look forward to seeing you later this year!

Dr Adam Gerace
PORIG Convener

Adam Gerace on how to practise empathy


Dr Adam Gerace, SASP member and a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University was interviewed last week for Radio National’s “Life Matters” program.


A blurb and the segment for download are available here:


Save the Date: SASP 2018 Summer School

******SAVE THE DATE*******

SASP 2018 SUMMER SCHOOL – KIOLOA ANU CAMPUS, NSW South Coast (near Bateman's Bay)

PROPOSED DATES: 19-28 February 2018


CONTENT AREAS: (to be confirmed – any specific themes you think would be of interest as teachers or fellows please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31).

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 15th November 2017 (details to be confirmed)


CONTACT: Kate Reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


AASP Summer School

AASP and SASP have an agreement with our respective summer schools to reserve up to two places to each others'  students and ECRs.  Below is an announcement about the upcoming AASP summer school. 

There are two places available to SASP members and the fees will be waived. 

We are very excited to host the 12th biennial conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology at Massey University in Albany, and want to draw your attention to the AASP Summer School taking place August 22-25 on the lovely grounds of the Kawaipurapura Retreat Centre, just a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk to the main conference at Massey University. This is a great opportunity to increase your research skills by working with internationally renowned teachers, and to increase your social network by planning and executing collaborative research with others in teams. This opportunity is open to students and early career academics.
Postgraduate students and postdoctoral faculty in social psychology and related fields in psychology and related social sciences are welcome to apply to this specialised research training by international faculty. Participants will be divided into 4 research clusters and will be mentored by an expert in social psychology. They will work together in congenial surroundings that allow plenty of time for discussion and fellowship, as well as a chance to hone research skills. The expected output will be a group research proposal on a topic to be designed and supervised in one of four streams of research (i.e., 1) Professor Sachdev, 2) A/P Jones, 3) Professor Hodgetts & Dr. Li (see or 4) Professor Crano. The teachers have a rare range of skills, encompassing qualitative to quantitative methodologies. Participants will learn how to design research projects and to receive instruction in how to write journal-ready manuscripts. PLUS, the research experience does not end with the Summer School: AASP will support the research projects emerging from the Summer school with cash grants to enable collaborative data collection by the research teams.



To apply for the Summer School, email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Deadline June 20, 2017)


1) a letter of recommendation from your supervisor (if a student) or a more senior colleague (if you are a faculty member already), 
2) a CV (curriculum vitae, with all of the information about your qualifications, publications, institutional affiliation and contacts details
3) a rank order of preference for the 4 Summer School research streams.





USD $175 - Students from economically developed countries.

USD $100 - Students from economically developing countries.

Job openings at University of Newcastle

23 May 2017

The School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle has two current job openings, potentially of interest to SASP members. We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and also have a current vacancy for Head of School. 


For more information about the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, please visit:$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=3151 


For more information about the Head of School position, please see:$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=3290