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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

Registration for 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! Early registration extends until April 15, and regular registration ends June 1. Click here to register.

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.

Call for nominations: ARP President and Members-At-Large

March 11, 2015 – The Association for Research in Personality invites nominations (including self-nominations) for President, as well as two at-large members of the ARP Executive Board. Nominees must be members of ARP in order to stand for election. Information about the current ARP Executive Board is available on our About page. Please send all nominations, as well as any questions about the positions, to ARPelection@gmail.com. Nominations will close at midnight April 1, 2015.

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.

Call for Submissions: 2015 ARP CONFERENCE

October 23, 2014 – The next ARP conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 11-13, 2015. The official call for submissions is available here. The submission portal, located here, will be open from November 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015. The conference program committee will select symposia and posters to reflect the broad range of personality psychology. In addition, we are very pleased to announce that the program will feature a presidential symposium, the Rising Stars symposium to showcase the field’s stellar young talent, a data blitz session, an invited symposium sponsored by the European Association for Personality Psychology, and award talks from the Tanaka dissertation award winners and the winner of the Murray award, Dean Keith Simonton. For more information about the conference location, see this announcement in the latest issue of the ARP newsletter.

ARP Election Results

September 18, 2014 – It is our pleasure to announce that Jennifer Tackett has been elected as the new Secretary-Treasurer of ARP, and that Julie Norem and Tom Widiger have been elected as new members of the Executive Board. Their terms will begin this coming January.

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.

Rich Lucas reappointed as JRP editor in chief

June 25, 2014 — The ARP Executive Committee is pleased to report that Rich Lucas has been appointed to another three-year term as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Research in Personality. Please join us in thanking Rich for his exemplary service to the field and congratulating him on his re-appointment.

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.