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

  • The 2016 DRAFT conference program is now ready for your perusal. Register for our Early Bird by Fri 10th October and for the fabulous Kabuki Teppenyaki Restaurant conference dinner show!! Limited seats only (max. 30)!!
  • Don't Miss Out! Want to attend the annual PORIG 2016 conference? You still can grab that Early Bird with closing date extended till 10th October 2016! 
  • The September PORIG Newsletter is now available online. Filled with opinion pieces and biographies on our 2016 Conference Chairs.. find out more here!
  • Registration for our next webinar 'Working with LGBT poeple and their animal companions who have experienced violence' with Associate Professor Damien Riggs for Friday 21st Oct at 11am AEDT is now available here.. Book early to reserve your spot!
  • EXTENDED! Closing date for abstract submission has now been extended to 15th August for the 15th Annual-PORIG conference in Brisbane this year.. Cick here to enter our abstract now!!
  • The July PORIG Newsletter is now available online. You can read more about our 2016 Conference Keynotes and our Award Winners here.. don't forget to renew your PORIG membership too! :)
  • 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!
  • 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..


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