Seeking Chapter Author: Women's Sexuality in Asia 

I’m co-editing a book on Women's Sexuality around the world, which will be published by ABC-CLIO. We are seeking an author who can write a chapter on Central and East Asia. The deadline for the chapter draft is March 1. If interested, please email


Call for papers - Conflicts and Communication difficulties in interpersonal relationships

There is an upcoming special issue on “Conflicts and Communication difficulties in Interpersonal Relationships” in the Journal “Primenjena Psihologija – Applied Psychology,” published in Serbia (ISSN 2334-7287). The journal is indexed in databases such as: Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index, SCOPUS, and Scimago Journal Rank. All submitted manuscripts are subject to a double blind review process, and the submission deadline is September 15, 2019.

Journal publications are Open access, yet there is NO publication fee for this special issue call on your side!

The call details can be found here: If you are interested in this call, please feel free to contact me for further information.

Dr. Petar Vrgovic, associate professor Faculty of Technical Sciences / University of Novi Sad / Serbia



Brighton Mini IARR conference schedule is now published

We are pleased to announce that the Brighton Mini IARR Conference on Applied Relationship Science (July 18-21, 2019, Brighton, UK) schedule has now been published. You can view the conference online at the following link.  Please note that, although the conference schedule has been drafted, there might be some slight modifications made closer to the conference.

If you have not registered for the conference, you may do so at any time by clicking on the following link. Please note that early registration closes on 31 May 2019 and late registration closes on 30 June 2019. We will not be able to take registration fees or fees for the social events onsite. Thus, you must register prior to 1 July 2019.

Also, if you have yet to book your accommodation at one of the hotels or halls of residence that we have negotiated favourable rates, you may do so by clicking on the following link. These rates may not be guaranteed for much longer, so make your accommodation booking soon.

We hope to see you in Brighton!


2019 Mini IARR Conference on Applied Relationship Conference Program Committee

Michelle Luke (Chair), Cassandra Alexopoulos, Kathy Carnelley, Kate Cavanagh and Erica Hepper


Registration is open for the 2019 IARR Mini Conference on Applied Relationship Science, July 18-21, 2019, Brighton, UK

Registration for this conference is now live. Please visit, to register for this conference. More information about the conference, including accommodation bookings can be found via the conference website (


International Attachment Conference 

If your work includes research on attachment, consider submitting to this conference (it is an excellent reason to come to Vancouver in the summer!). Submission deadline is March 1.

Although there seems a strong focus on child/adolescent attachment in the program at the moment, they are seeking more adult attachment content.


Visiting Positions at Mount Holyoke College

Dear colleagues,

Mount Holyoke College is searching for three visiting faculty positions:

  • A one-year position in cognitive development

  • A one-year position in social psychology

  • A three-year position, open area of specialization

Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested and direct questions to me ( The job ad is available at

Best, KC Haydon Associate Professor of Psychology Mount Holyoke College 50 College Street South Hadley, MA 01075 (413) 538-2365


Call for Proposals: 2019 NCFR Annual Conference

Submit your proposals by March 4 for the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), the premier professional association for understanding and strengthening families through interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice.

The 2019 NCFR Annual Conference ( is planned for Nov. 20–23 at the beautiful Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. NCFR invites scholars and practitioners from across family-related disciplines and career levels to submit proposals for papers, posters, symposia, lightning papers, and more.

Submit proposals online by March 4, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. There is no proposal submission fee, and you may submit multiple proposals as first author.

Details about conference proposal submission are online at With questions, please contact NCFR at or 888-781-9331.


SASP2019 conference in Sydney, Australia

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Conference in Sydney, Australia!

The conference will take place from 25th – 27th April 2019 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, walking distance from the stunning Coogee Beach. The conference will begin on Thursday 25 April 2019 with postgraduate workshops in the morning and the full conference opening in the afternoon. Activities will continue right through to the conference dinner on Saturday 27 April, which will be held at Circular Quay overlooking the Sydney Opera House.

The conference boasts an exciting scientific program, including a keynote from York University's Professor Kerry Kawakami and plenary sessions from Professor Cindy Gallois (UQ) – this year's John Turner Medal recipient, from the Early Career Researcher Award winner (TBD), and from the finalists for the Outstanding Postgraduate Researcher Award.

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 15th February 2019 and registration is now open!

Please see here for more info:

We hope you can join us – April is a great time to visit Sydney!

If you have any questions, please contact the SASP2019 Conference Organising Committee: Lydia Hayward (, Khandis Blake (, and Rebecca Pinkus (

For more info, follow @SASPOutreach and #SASPConf on Twitter


Love Boot Camp

Dear colleagues and students, I am pleased to announce that applications may now be submitted for our graduate student summer training workshop on the science of love, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This two-day workshop will be taught by Harry Reis, Shelly Gable, Barbara Fredrickson, and Sara Algoe. This workshop is part of a broader initiative to rapidly advance scientific dialogue about and understanding of the science of love across disciplines and through collaborative projects that use existing data (see more here). We construe love broadly, to include dispositions, enduring attitudes, momentary states, or enacted behaviors that are simultaneously other-focused, positively-valenced, and self-transcendent.. As such, students who participate in this workshop will be at the forefront of this exciting conversation. Students selected for this workshop will work with one another to engage deeply with theory and methods that provide the foundation for scientific understanding love – whether as a disposition, an enduring attitude, a momentary state, or enacted behavior – thereby setting up opportunities for innovation in this domain. We anticipate that collaborative research will emerge from the working relationships established during the workshop. The workshop will be held in Ottawa, Canada, June 18-19, just prior to the IARR mini-conference on Positive Actions in Relationships (June 20-23). Application details are below; students who are selected to attend will have travel, accommodations, and meals covered for 3 nights (June 17-20). Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a doctoral program (2nd year or beyond) during the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Preferred substantive interests in research on love from any angle, such as:

o Emotion

o Interpersonal relationships of any type, e.g., romantic, friend, co-worker, strangers, family

o Personality

o Behavior

o Measurement

  • Preferred advanced statistical training, beyond standard initial graduate stats sequence; strong candidates will have training and/or experience in at least some of the following topics: multilevel modeling, longitudinal analyses, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, and so forth.

To apply, please use this link to include the following no later than March 1, 2019:

  • Up to 300-word written responses to three questions

  • CV

  • Names of 2 people who could provide references upon request.

Applications will be reviewed in March and decisions announced by April 1st, 2019. I will be attending SPSP in Portland, Oregon this coming week; if you have any questions about the workshop, I will be attending the opening reception on Thursday February 7th from 5-6pm. Feel free to reach out about connecting there if you have additional questions: Sincerely, Sara Algoe


Post-doc at University of Essex, UK

Are you interested in trying to understand why people worry so much about talking to each other (e.g., to a stranger, to someone of a different ethnicity, to a good friend who’s been diagnosed with cancer), despite our human need to belong, and the benefits that come from social connection? I (Gillian Sandstrom, University of Essex, UK) am a Social Psychologist seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work with me for approximately 2 years on an ESRC-funded project to understand the barriers that discourage people from engaging in various kinds of social interactions, and limit the success and enjoyment of these interactions.


Join a friendly, dynamic, and international team of researchers in the Psychology Department at the University of Essex, recently named Times Higher Education’s University of the Year, 2018. We are located in Colchester, the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain. We are close to the seaside and to beautiful English countryside, but also less than an hour from London on the train, without London’s high cost of living.

Duties of the Role

You will be an instrumental member of the research team, designing and planning new studies, carrying out lab and field studies, performing statistical analyses, co-authoring publications, as well as building relationships with and disseminating findings to interested non-academic parties (e.g., medical professionals, social organisations, the general public). You will be encouraged and supported in pursuing opportunities to further your own professional development (e.g., the grant budget includes conference travel money for you).

Skills and qualifications required

You will hold a relevant doctoral level degree in psychology or a related field (or complete your viva/defence before starting the post). You must have: a strong research track record, excellent statistical skills, and a willingness to approach and talk to all kinds of people (including nurses, and patients undergoing medical treatment). Ideally you also have: excellent planning skills, experience running field studies, knowledge of multilevel modelling, a commitment to open science and replicability, and a desire to see research findings lead to real-world benefits.

Interested candidates are warmly encouraged to send queries via email ( I’m attending SPSP in Portland, and would be happy to have a chat – email me to arrange a meeting. For information on how to apply, please see the university job listing here: The start date is negotiable – as early as Mar 2019, or as late as September 2019. The end date is 1 May 2021.


Systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between partner support and goal pursuit 

Dear colleagues,

My collaborators and I are conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between partner support and goal pursuit. You can find the preregistration for the project and relevant documentation here:

We have conducted literature searchers using PsychINFO (EBSCOHost) and Web of Science as well as looked through – or are in the process of looking through – relevant journals, conference proceedings, review articles, and PsyArXiv. We are now seeking any unpublished manuscripts/data to include in our sample of studies. Our inclusion criteria are as follows: participants have to be currently in a romantic relationship and be at least 18 years old, the study needs to have a measure of partner support at least from the target’s perspective (we accept several different types of support: e.g., secure base support, social support, responsiveness, and affirmation) and a measure of goal pursuit at least from the target’s perspective that addresses goal pursuit in the absence of adversity. We accept both specific goals (e.g., education, career, well-being) and goals in general.

If you have data that you believe meets our inclusion criteria, please email me at

Feel free to pass this on to any colleagues that you believe might have studies that match our inclusion criteria.


Laura Vowels

PhD Researcher Department of Psychology University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK Email: Twitter: @laura_vowels


Faculty Position in Psychology 

FACULTY POSITION IN PSYCHOLOGY Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Psychology. It is for candidates who have recently completed their PhD (or are near completion) as well as mid-career applicants.

We are interested in candidates with a strong research record in any area of psychology (especially Clinical, Cognitive, Social, Developmental, or Neuroscience). Candidates must show clear potential to produce top quality scholarly publications, and should be able to sustain strong international academic and research connections.

Sabancı University is an innovative and world-leading private institution, currently rated to be the best university in Turkey (THE). It is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is organized around multidisciplinary degree programs including Psychology, Political Science, International Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Arts, and Economics. The university admits the highest-ranking students from Turkey, and significant numbers of students from abroad. Faculty members are provided with excellent research support, private health insurance, and housing facilities on campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2019.

Interested applicants should submit (i) a cover letter (ii) research statement (iii) teaching documents and statement providing details on the applicant’s teaching experience and preferences, (iv) a CV, (v) at least two research papers, (vi) three letters of reference in the online application form of the university at:

For further questions you can contact: Olesya Blazhenkova, Psychology Program Coordinator, olesya@sabanciuniv.eduİnci Ceydeli, Faculty Administrative Manager,


Editing services from and for IARR members

Need help finalizing your manuscript, grant proposal or doctoral dissertation? I’m Sharon Shenhav (Ph.D., Psychology) and I offer academic editing and proofreading services for academics and those writing for academic audiences. For more information, email me at or check out my website at sharonshenhavphd.comPlease let me know if you need any additional information. 

Call for Special Issue of Frontiers Journal on the Science of Pair-bonding

Hi all,

My colleagues and I are putting a call out for research articles to be published in a Special Issue of Frontiers focused on the Science of Pair-Bonding and Future Directions.

We welcome submissions from all areas of research on pair-bonding, from human and non-human animals, as well as all types of methods including (but not limited to) self-reports, experimental, biological measures, and big data techniques; and relationship types from socially and sexually monogamous, to dating and long-term relationships, LGBTQIA+ samples, and consensual non-monogamy. This issue will explore the flexibility of the pair-bonding mating and attachment systems, and highlight the unique role of pair-bonds for the species.

For more information:

TOPIC EDITORS Bianca P Acevedo, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA email: bacevedo@ucsb.eduXiaomeng Xu, Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA email:


Ph.D. program in Basic and Applied Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center

Please encourage your students to apply to the Ph.D. program in social psychology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). The Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) program at the CUNY Graduate Center is designed to produce rigorous, competent, and creative researchers who are well-versed in the traditional canon of social psychology, but who can apply this knowledge to engage with innovative questions and pursuits.

The BASP program brings together accomplished social psychology faculty from across the CUNY campuses. Core participating faculty include: E. Brauner, C. Carmichael, H. Chapman, A. DiBello, A. Gantman, and C. Hardin (from Brooklyn College); C. Brumbaugh and J. Storbeck (from Queens College); M. Bull Kovera, D. Glasford, and D. Wout (from John Jay College of Criminal Justice); D. Berke, S. Golub, and V. Valian (from Hunter College); C. Good, J. Park, and K. Sommer (from Baruch College).

More details about the program and faculty interests are available at: Please post this flyer within your departments: We will be admitting a small group of highly qualified students. The deadline for Fall applications is December 1st.

Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving applications from your students!


UC Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor—Affective Science-Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences (JPF01324)

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Affective Science. Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. The appointed person will be able to establish a strong program of research in areas related to affective science broadly defined as the study of emotions, moods, stress, and temperament. Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to, emotion elicitation, experience, expression and recognition, regulation, development, the functional and cognitive architecture of emotions, neural processes, and implications for health, group processes, interpersonal relationships, decision making and cognition. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Preferred candidates will have an outstanding record or promise of research accomplishment commensurate to the stage of their career, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recent and prospective Ph.D. recipients, post-doctoral researchers, and current Assistant Professors are all encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Division of Mathematical, Life & Physical Sciences. Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: • Curriculum Vitae • Cover Letter • Statement of Past and Future Research Interests • Statement of Teaching • Up to 3 Publications Representative of Your Work. • Applicants will need to arrange for 3 References to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website Applications received by NOVEMBER 19, 2018, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit Questions can be directed to the Affective Science Search Chair, Dr. Heejung Kim via email at: The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service appropriate to the position The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic by law.



The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston (UH) anticipates filling a tenure\tenure-track position to begin September 1, 2019. The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university, and also has been designated Tier One for Community Engagement. Located in the heart of the nation’s fourth largest city, UH is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public research universities in the nation, with over 45,000 students on the main campus. Ten minutes away is the world’s largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC), with which we are linked through federal grants, research institutes, faculty appointments, student practicum placements, and research. We also maintain extensive partnerships with industries, school districts, and mental health groups in the greater Houston area for research, training, and consulting. For more information about the Department of Psychology, see

Social/Personality Psychology. Assistant or Associate Professor. Successful candidates must have a strong program of research as well as the ability to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching goals. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish research programs with strong potential for external funding. Candidates with lines of research in any area of social psychology, including health, personality, and quantitative methods/measurement are encouraged to apply. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as Ph.D. research supervision.

Applications may be submitted at (Posting FAC000714) and should include a letter of interest, names and email addresses of three writers of letters of recommendation (referees will be contacted via the online system to submit letters directly), a current curriculum vita, representative papers, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Clayton Neighbors, Social Psychology Faculty Search Committee Chair, Professor of Psychology, Phone: 713-743-2616, E-mail:

Review of candidates for the position will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Open Rank Position at Bilkent University Department of Psychology

Bilkent University invites tenure-track faculty applications (rank open) in the Department of Psychology. The university’s strategic plan includes an expansion of the psychology department. Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars in all areas of psychology. Researchers in social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and neuroscience areas, and those with interdisciplinary approaches to studying psychology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Bilkent was recently ranked #28 in the world by the Times Higher Education among universities under 50 years old. The language of instruction is English. The Department and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience offer Master’s and PhD programs. For 5 consecutive years, each newly admitted Psychology major has scored in the top 5% or higher on the national university entrance exam. The Department has newly renovated research laboratories, as well as access to the university’s state-of-the-art facilities, which include a 3 Tesla MR scanner, animal research center, and EEG equipment.

Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey’s metropolitan capital with daily direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. Bilkent University also provides faculty members and their families with free housing and access to private health insurance.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Applicants should have a PhD in psychology or related discipline, and should have an excellent publication record (requirements vary with rank). A demonstrated ability or the potential to secure external research funding will be a strong advantage. Faculty members are expected to maintain productive research programs. Successful applicants will teach 2 courses per semester (no teaching requirement during summer, and possibility of reduced teaching in the first year of appointment), and supervise PhD, Master’s, and senior thesis students.

Appointment: The full-time appointments will begin in September 2019 (negotiable). Salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will commence on Oct 31, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.

For further information and to apply please visit


Announcing publication of Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life by Justin Lehmiller

Announcing publication of Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life by Justin Lehmiller

What do Americans really want when it comes to sex? And is it possible for us to get what we want? Dr. Justin Lehmiller, Kinsey Institute Research Fellow and author of the blog Sex and Psychology, addresses these questions in his latest book. Tell Me What You Want is centered around the largest and most comprehensive survey of sexual fantasies conducted to date in the United States. Dr. Lehmiller spent almost two years surveying more than 4,000 Americans about their sexual fantasies, personalities, sexual histories, and demographics. 

This book offers an unprecedented look into our fantasy worlds and what they reveal about us. It helps readers to better understand their own sexual desires and how to attain them within their relationships, but also to appreciate why the desires of their partners may be so incredibly different. This book is designed to help readers enhance their sex lives and maintain more satisfying relationships by breaking down barriers to discussing sexual fantasies and allowing more of their desires—the ones that are safe and consensual—to become sexual realities.

Tell Me What You Want, published by Da Capo Press, is available now as a hardback, e-book, and audiobook.


Assistant Professor Position at University of Auckland

The School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, NZ, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor) in SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research area can connect with and extend existing research and teaching strengths in social psychology, including relationship science. The closing date is soon (October 12). Please consider applying or spreading the work to relevant relationship scholars.

The Position

We are inviting applications for a lectureship in Psychology (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor) from people who are able to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as research supervision, in Social Psychology at the University of Auckland.

Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline and a strong record of publishing research in Social Psychology (broadly construed). We are particularly interested in applicants whose research area can connect with and extend existing research and teaching strengths in social psychology (for more information, see our web page at We also encourage applications from people with knowledge or experience related to New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific context.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School, particularly within Social Psychology. The successful applicant should also expect to carry a full graduate supervision load. We encourage diversity in our staff and students. Appointees should have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

For more details, contact the Head of the School of Psychology, Prof Suzanne Purdy (

You can also contact Nickola Overall ( for more information about Social Psychology and relationship science at UoA.


Applications close on Friday 12th October 2018. All applications must be made online –

The Faculty of Science, University of Auckland

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland’s harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is the largest in New Zealand and has international research leaders across a wide range of research fields, including social, clinical, developmental, behavioural, and evolutionary psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. We have professional postgraduate programmes in clinical psychology, applied behaviour analysis, and speech science. The School has extensive research space and a significant investment in research infrastructure, and has just moved into a new building with state-of-the-art facilities. We strive to be an inclusive and collaborative community of scholars.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. The University provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. We invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.