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 15th APS-PORIG conference will be held Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2016 in sunny Brisbane at the QUT Gardens Point City Campus. Stay tuned for further details to be released soon!
  • The November 2015 newsletter is now available! Grab a read (or have a say!) and stay updated with the scientific world of relationships from PORIG to you!
  • 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