Psychology of Relationships

Who are we?

The Psychology of Relationships Interest Group (PORIG) has over 250 members. The aims of the group are best articulated in our Terms of Reference, but broadly speaking we wish to promote all manner of activities, research, practice and training that are relevant to the topic of relationships; to provide networking opportunities for people interested in the psychology of relationships; and to provide expert advice to the APS and wider community in the area of relationships.

PORIG hosts a national conference each year, distributes newsletters, arranges professional development opportunities for its members and is an important source of support and information for anyone with an interest in the psychology of relationships. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like more information or take a moment to look around this website and learn more about us.

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Our latest news

  • It's LIVE!! The 15th Annual APS-PORIG conference is now confimed for 24-25th Nov 2016 in sunny Brisbane.. you can find out more about abstract submission and registration on our website or APS listing. Check out the conference flyer!
  • The PORIG March 2016 Newsletter where you can learn more about Open Science and Relationships in the Age of Digital Media is now available!
  • Thank You to all delegates who attended Professor Bruce Steven's "A Schema Therapy Approach to Affairs" webinar held on Friday 13th November 2015.. If you have not received his video recording or would like access, please contact Dr Adam Gerace at
  • Powerpoint presentations from our recent 14th APS-PORIG conference are now available online!! .. You can access them here.
  • Did you know PORIG holds webinars keeping you updated with the latest offerings in relationship science? You can find out more about our previous webinar series here..


(Do you have any newsworthy items you'd like to see included here? Contact our convenor Dr Adam Gerace at