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Abstract Information

Abstracts are open 


Abstract submission extended. 

You can submit your abstract by March 8th, 2024.

All presenters must register for the conference individually. The registration fee must be paid once the Abstract is accepted for presentation, and before the paper/poster can be included in the Program and book of Abstracts. The deadline for receipt of Registration payment is March 31, 2024.


Submitting a paper for oral presentation sessions or poster presentation


The following information is required:

  • Submission Title

  • Abstract describing the content (250 words maximum)

  • Four Keywords

  • Presenter and Co-Author Information, including affiliation and email address 

Submitting a full symposium 

A symposium includes at least one chairperson with at least 3 and up to 4 presentations, which may include a discussant (optional; i.e., three presentations and one discussant). The chair (who can also be a presenter) is responsible for submitting a symposium abstract (max. 250 words) and for collecting the abstracts of all the individual presentations (max. 250 words each), which must be submitted together with the symposium abstract. Only the symposium abstract needs four keywords. The duration of each symposium is 90 minutes, including discussion.

The following information is required:

  • Symposium Title

  • Abstract describing the symposium (250 words maximum and four keywords)

  • Symposium Chair name, including affiliation and e-mail address

  • Presenter names, including affiliation and e-mail address, and a list of co-authors with their respective affiliation and e-mail addresses

  • Title of each presentation

  • Abstract of each presentation (250 words maximum)

  • Discussant’s name and affiliation (optional)

Submitting a workshop or roundtable discussion 

The abstract (max. 250 words) for a workshop or roundtable should include a clear explanation of the work that will be accomplished and/or the topic to be discussed. A separate abstract for each member of the presenting or discussion team is not required, but each member's name, affiliation, and email address should be included at the end of the abstract (does not count toward the word limit).


All papers, posters, and symposia MUST be directly relevant to interpersonal acceptance-rejection.


Relevant Topics Include but Are Not Restricted to:

  • Academic and School issues (See also Teacher acceptance-rejection)

  • Acculturation/Immigration

  • Affectionate communication

  • Applied research/practice

  • Attachment

  • Biological correlates of perceived acceptance-rejection

  • Bridging theories

  • Clinical practice

  • Cognition/Social Cognition

  • Corporal punishment

  • Developmental problems

  • Emotion regulation

  • Emotional and psychological abuse and neglect

  • Ethnicity

  • Family interaction (including parenting styles, marital relationships, etc.)

  • Family violence (other than child abuse & neglect)

  • Father love

  • Gender/Gender differences

  • Intimate partner acceptance-rejection

  • Lifespan perspective

  • Methodological issues

  • Normal growth and development

  • Ostracism/Social exclusion

  • Parental Alienation

  • Parenting education

  • Peer and sibling acceptance-rejection

  • Psychological and behavioral adjustment and maladjustment

  • Psychological and behavioral control

  • Rejection sensitivity

  • Resilience, and Coping with rejection

  • Sociocultural correlates of acceptance-rejection

  • Substance abuse

  • Teacher acceptance-rejection (See also Academic and School issues).


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