Welcome to ARP!

Welcome to the online home of the Association for Research in Personality. ARP is a scientific organization devoted to bringing together scholars whose research contributes to the understanding of personality structure, processes, and development. ARP aims to further the scientific study of personality through our biennial conference, our newsletter, the official journal of the association (Journal of Research in Personality), and a major journal co-sponsored with several other scientific associations (Social Psychological and Personality Science). We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the Association and the field of personality psychology. If you are interested in joining ARP, please visit our membership page.

News and Updates

Call for proposals for a 2016 spsp pre-conference

April 17, 2015 – We are now accepting proposals for an ARP-sponsored pre-conference that will precede the 2016 SPSP convention. ARP sponsorship of an SPSP pre-conference will provide the organizers with (1) publicity on the ARP listserv and website, (2) funds to defray the costs for graduate student registrants ($10 per student), and (3) assistance with the registration process, if desired. Sponsorship also guarantees a spot in the SPSP pre-conference program. For more information, contact the ARP Executive Officer, Rebecca Shiner. The deadline for pre-conference proposals is May 26, 2015.

2015 ARP Conference schedule now available

April 16, 2015 – The schedule for the 2015 ARP Conference in St. Louis, MO from June 11-13 is now available! An overview of the conference schedule is available here, and the list of poster session assignments is available here. For more information about the conference, see our conference page. We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!

Registration for The 2015 ARP conference is now open

March 16, 2015 – We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 ARP Conference in St. Louis, MO from June 11-13 is now open! Online registration  for the conference ends June 1. Attendees may also register on-site for a higher fee. Click here to register online.

The conference includes two and a half days of scientific meetings. The meeting begins with a Presidential symposium at 4 p.m. on Thursday June 11, followed by an opening reception. The meeting culminates with an optional gala dinner in the Zodiac Room of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel Saturday evening (separate fee). Conference registration includes breakfast and coffee breaks both days, light appetizers at the Thursday reception, drinks at Friday’s poster session, and lunch one of the days. The meeting will be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. For more information about the conference location, see our conference page and this announcement in a recent issue of the ARP newsletter.

simine Vazire will be the next editor in chief of SPPS

February 16, 2015 – We are excited to announce that Simine Vazire will be the next Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPSS), the journal co-owned by ARP, SPSP, SESP, and EASP. Her term as Editor will begin this July. More information about SPPS is available on our journals page. Congratulations to Simine!

New issue of the ARP newsletter

December 12, 2014 – The ninth issue of P, ARP’s online newsletter for personality science, is now available! Check out the new issue here, or visit our newsletter page for a list of all issues.

2013 Tanaka Award Winner: Ivana Anusic

July 21, 2014 – It is our pleasure to announce that Ivana Anusic is the winner of the 2013 J.S. Tanaka Dissertation Award. The Dissertation, titled Development of cultural identity and well-being of immigrants: Analysis of a longitudinal study of immigrants to Germany, was completed at Michigan State University under the direction of Richard E. Lucas. Dr. Anusic is currently postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University, Department of Psychology. She is to be congratulated on this outstanding achievement. More information about the Tanaka Award is available here.

2014 Murray Award Winner: Dean Keith Simonton

June 10, 2014 — Dean Keith Simonton, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at The University of California Davis, has been awarded the 2014 Henry A. Murray Award for distinguished contributions to the study of individual lives and whole persons. Professor Simonton will be honored at the biennial convention of the Association for Research in Personality in June 2015 where he will give an invited address. The complete announcement is available here.