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

  • Save the date!! The 18th Annual APS-PORIG Conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of November, 2019, at Deakin Downtown in Melbourne, Victoria. Further information about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found here and here! Registration details will be available soon on this website!
  • You can now download the AGM minutes from the most recent 17th Annual APS-PORIG Conference. The minutes are now available 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 convener Dr Bengianni Pizzirani at: [email protected])