Basic and Applied Psychology at CUNY

We are pleased to announce a new 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 brings together accomplished social psychology faculty from across the CUNY campuses, and 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.

Several BASP faculty conduct relationships research, studying topics including attachment; gay parenting; rejection; responsiveness; sexual behavior; and stress, support, and coping processes in couples, among others. 

We will be admitting a small group of highly qualified students to the BASP doctoral program in the Fall of 2013. We ask for your help in spreading the word about our new program, and in telling your students about it. The deadline for Fall applications is December 1st.  More details are available at:

Relationship Research News - Fall 2012 Issue Available Now!

The Fall 2012 issue of our newsletter, Relationship Research News, was just released. Download it as a PDF here.


Open Position at Chapman University

Assistant Professor in Health/Quantitative Psychology (Tenure-Track; 2-2 Teaching Load; Area Open)

Below please see the job ad for a new tenure track position at Chapman University. We are seeking a candidate with health research interests (very broadly defined) and with strong quantitative skills (very broadly defined). Exact area of expertise (social, developmental, clinical, etc.) is open. In your application, please be sure to note your specific statistical skills and training (multivariate, SEM, etc) and health interests.

The teaching load is only 2-2 and Psychology is housed within the life sciences, where there is strong support and funding for research. We currently have several researchers in the department who focus on health and relationships, and an additional researcher in this area would be welcomed.  The university emphasizes small classes, teaching excellence, and research productivity. The students are generally very bright and enthusiastic, and the university is ranked #6 among Western Universities with masters programs. The psychology department is growing over the next few years, with a focus on building a core set of research-oriented faculty with health interests. There are Masters (M.S.) students in Health Communication, and Chapman is a few miles from UC-Irvine and Cal State Fullerton, and about an hour from UCLA and UCSD. Please see the job ad below.

Click here for the posting.

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Open Position at Texas Tech University

Assistant or Associate Professor, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position.

Starting Date: August, 2013.

The department seeks applicants who work within a contextual-developmental–relational framework to advance scholarship in the areas of family/relationship processes or emerging adulthood/adult developmental processes. In line with TTU’s strategic research priorities, the candidate’s research must relate to the health and well-being of individuals and families. Other requirements are a Ph.D. in human development, family studies or a related discipline and evidence of potential for meeting the requirements of the position which include (a) the establishment of a strong research program and external funding; (b) effectiveness in teaching, including mentoring of master’s and doctoral students; and (c) engagement in service/outreach.

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Aug152012 as a Teaching Resource


While at IARR in Chicago we had several conversations with folks about how they already use, or would like to use, as part of their relationships, social psych, or intro psych courses. To help facilitate teachers' use of the site for their classes, we'd like to create a resource guide that includes ideas for how to do that. We were hoping we could draw on some of your expertise to help create this resource.

Specifically, we're looking for any way you use, or think someone could use the site:

  1. In lectures
  2. As supplemental course reading
  3. As part of writing assignments 
  4. As part of projects
  5. other?

Basically, anything you can think of that would help other teachers' use the site as an educational resource will be helpful. Please send any thoughts or materials to Gary Lewandowski ( Thanks!

UPDATE: Check out some ideas about using in your class here.



2012 Conference Photo Album

Wanna relive all the fun of our 2012 conference in Chicago? Check out our photo album here.

Upload your pictures from the conference here and we'll add them to the album.


Call for 'Advances in Personal Relationships'

IARR invites proposals for authored or edited volumes to be included in the Advances in Personal Relationships series, published by Cambridge University Press. The Advances series presents cutting edge research and theory in the field of personal relationships. Books in the Series may include integrative reviews, conceptual pieces, summaries of research programs, and/or major theoretical works. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic or theme. In some cases, commentaries on chapters may be included. Achieving the goal of the Series, to present advances in the field in a manner that will attract and stimulate readers, is more important to IARR than is format. The intent, however, is to balance any variation in format with the need for continuity across volumes in the Series. All proposals will be evaluated by anonymous reviewers selected by Cambridge University Press. Please send proposals to Anita Vangelisti ( Inquiries can be addressed to Anita Vangelisti, Christopher Agnew (, John Caughlin (, or Susan Sprecher ( For examples of previously published volumes, click here.


Thank you, Chicago!

The 2012 IARR conference just concluded in Chicago. Thanks to Lesley Verhofstadt (Ghent University) and Sandra Metts (Illinois State University) for assembling a great program, and to Leah Bryant (DePaul University), Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University), and Ralph Erber (DePaul University) for the local hospitality!

We're already looking forward to our 2014 meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

If you have any pictures of the 2012 conference that you'd like to share (and have posted on the IARR website), upload them here.


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