Abstracts are due February 18, 2022

Submitting a paper or poster presentation


The following information is required to submit an abstract:

  • Submission Title

  • Abstract describing the content (250 words maximum)

  • Four Keywords

  • Presenter and Co-Author Information, including affiliation and email address (Maximum size for posters is 32 inches height by 46 inches length/width with a “landscape” orientation

  • If you are submitting a poster, please indicate in the abstract if you intend to present the poster in absentia (virtually)  or in person


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.

Submitting a workshop or roundtable discussion 

A workshop or roundtable should be submitted here, on the same form for full symposia. 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).

The following information is required to submit an abstract for a symposium: 

  • 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)

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 May 10th, 2022.

Early registration with a lower fee ends March 31, 2022

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).


Guidelines for presenters in symposia and oral presentation sessions:

  • A time limit of 15 minutes maximum is set for individual paper presentations with a maximum of 5 minutes of discussion following each paper.

  • To guarantee a smooth flow, we ask you to please adhere strictly to the time schedule.

  • Session chairs must strictly hold to time limits.

  • The chairperson is asked to coordinate in advance the session with all presenters.

  • Presenters are asked to be at the designated conference room 5 minutes prior to the beginning of their session in order to download presentations and discuss final procedures.


Guidelines for presenters in poster sessions:

  • Presenters are asked to stand near their posters to present during their assigned poster session.

  • Poster dimensions (in landscape orientation): 36 inches (90cm) tall/height by 48 inches (122 cm) wide/length

  • Because of the size and shape of the easels, we suggest that posters be created in a horizontal format.

Internet and a limited number of laptops will be available during the Congress for use in presentations only.

Volunteers will be available for any information or help you may need.


Guidelines for a poster presentation in absentia:

For presenters who are doing a virtual poster presentation, there are three options:

  1. Email your poster to me (bashdown@aus.edu) no later than June 13, 2022.  The poster must be sent in PowerPoint format. Your poster will be displayed virtually on a large screen in rotation with other virtual posters.  Each poster will be on the screen for 7 minutes at a time, and the virtual posters will loop through during the period of the session.  

  2. You can print and mail a hard copy of your poster to Geneva, NY.  Your poster will be hung on an easel for the duration of the poster sessions.  Please contact me (bashdown@aus.edu) if you would like to use this option

  3. You can send your poster (in PPT format) to the print services office of the campus where the conference will be held.  They can print the poster for your and bill you for the cost. Your poster will be hung on an easel for the duration of the poster sessions.  Please contact me (bashdown@aus.edu) if you would like to use this option