Preliminary Schedule

LocatIon: The Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E

8:15 – 8:45 Breakfast

8:45 – 9:30 Dave Sbarra, University of Arizona

"Divorce and Health: Understanding Mechanisms by Studying Individual Differences"

9:30 – 10:15 Chris Fraley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Recent Advances and Future Directions in Understanding the Antecedents of Adult Attachment Patterns"

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:35 Caryl E. Rusbult Award Address – Nickola Overall, University of Auckland

"Whose Perspective Are You Taking? Dyadic Processes Depend on Relationship Roles"

11:35 – 12:45 Seated lunch 

12:45 – 1:30 Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Brigham Young University

"For Better or Worse? Potential Pathways to Better (or Worse) Health Among Couples"

1:30 – 2:30 Presentation of Graduate Student Research Paper Award and Data Blitz

2:30 – 3:00 Break to register for SPSP

3:00 – 4:30 Special Session: Gender Differences in Romantic Relationships, moderated by Jeffry Simpson

3:00 – 3:20 Paul Eastwick, University of Texas at Austin

"How Do Sex Differences Fit Into the Ideal Partner Preference Puzzle?"

3:20 -- 3:40 Norm Li, Singapore Management University,

Co-authors: Katherine A. Valentine, Oliver Sng, and Garth J. O. Fletcher

"Mate Selection in Initial, Live-Interactive Contexts: Men Want Moderate Attractiveness, Women Want Moderate Social Status"

3:40 -- 4:00 Andrea Meltzer, Southern Methodist University

"Sex Differences in the Implications of Partner Physical Attractiveness for the Trajectory of Marital Satisfaction"

4:00 -- 4:20 Bobbi Carothers

"Eclipsing Mars and Venus: The Latent Structure of Gender in Close Relationships"

4:20 -- 4:30 Discussant / Questions