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

  • Join us on the 14 -15th Nov for the 17th APS-PORIG conference hosted at DoubleTree Hilton, Melbourne.. Abstract submissions and registration details available here. Check out our website for more details!
  • Would you like to read about our AGM from our recent 16th annual PORIG conference? Find the minutes here.
  • The June 2017 newsletter is finally out - filled with opinion pieces on difficult topics, latest relationship research, and the profile of our PORIG Award winner. Get your copy 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