Greetings from The Windy City. Many of us at Science of Relationships are part of an organization known as the International Association for Relationships Research (IARR), which is a community of scholars who study relationships. Every 2 years, IARR holds a conference that unites relationship scientists worldwide (this year, we’re gathering in Chicago).
Conferences like this one are a great tradition for academics. They are a time for researchers to come together and share recent projects they’ve been working on as well as new and exciting results/findings, and to learn about cutting-edge methods and ideas. Many of us who write for SofR will be presenting studies from our own labs. The conference is also a great networking opportunity to connect with peers in the field who are doing related work, and to hang out with old friends or former lab mates who ordinarily live far away. On top of that, it’s a chance to explore fun cities that we might not otherwise get the chance to visit.
We also thought this would be a great opportunity to share some tidbits from the conference with our readers. So, in the next few days, expect to see some brief posts with never-before-seen, fresh-from-the-oven research findings (mmmmmm delicious data…) and some general excerpts from the conference.
Dr. Dylan Selterman – Science of Relationships articles | Website/CV
Dr. Selterman’s research focuses on secure vs. insecure personality in relationships. He studies how people dream about their partners (and alternatives), and how dreams influence behavior. In addition, Dr. Selterman studies secure base support in couples, jealousy, morality, and autobiographical memory.