Conference Announcement by SITAR President-Elect and Conference Program Chair, Nicole Cain
The 18th Annual SITAR Conference May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto, Canada
We are pleased to announce several updates regarding the 18th annual SITAR conference to be held May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Detailed information can be found at: http://sitar2015.weebly.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to have two highly impactful keynote speakers this year.
Dr. Tom Hollenstein is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Queen’s University. His research examines socioemotional development - particularly in adolescence - from dynamic systems (DS) and developmental psychopathology perspectives. Specifically, he focuses on the regulation of emotion, particularly shame and anxiety, as evidenced by changes in self-reported feelings, autonomic psychophysiology, and behavioural expressions. In addition, he has developed, distributed, and applied quantitative methods to analyze processes of change, such as state space grids (www.statespacegrids.org).
Dr. Geoff MacDonald is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on understanding why we relate to each other in the ways that we do – for example, what is the space between us, and what draws us to risk narrowing that space? He has studied the connection between social and physical pain, arguing that social exclusion literally hurts. He is also engaged in research examining the role of intimacy perceptions in the regulation of social choices and is strongly guided in his work by an attachment perspective.
As always, this year’s scientific program includes a diverse range of themes relevant to interpersonal psychology by authors from around the globe. Topics include social behavior, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, development, organizations, marketing, multicultural psychology, and research methods. Details about the program are available at http://sitar2015.weebly.com.