IARR 2015 conference
Self-Regulation and Close Relationships





Day 1: 9th July 2015

Reception with Datablitz and Posters (for a list of the posters see end of the document)


Start Reception

Poster session (snacks and drinks)

17.30 – 17.45



17.45 – 18.15


6 speakers


Sabrina Thai & Penelope Lockwood

Self-Regulation of the Expanded Self: Partner-Other Comparisons


Janina Steinmetz & Ed O'Brien.

Annoyingly perfect: when we dislike others with high self-control


Stefan Bogaerts & Jaap Denissen

Self-regulation and workplace victimization


Jessica E. Salvatore, Seung Bin Cho, Nathan Thomas, James Li, Amy Adkins, Kenneth S. Kendler, & Danielle M. Dick

Using a genetically informative design to understand alcohol consumption as a function of peer and romantic partner substance use


Abraham P. Buunk


A lack of self-regulation? Psychological determinants of intimate violence in a poor population in Nicaragua


Magdalena Śmieja & Anna Czarna

Don’t mess with emotionally intelligent girlfriend!

Emotional intelligence and high self-regulatory resources lead women to attractive alternatives when they doubt their partner’s caring. 


End Reception



 Day 2: 10th July 2015

9.00-9.35 a.m.

Keynote speaker:

Johan Karremans

Executive control in close relationships

9.35 – 10.50 a.m.

Symposium Session 1

Declaring Interdependence: Self-Regulation From a Dyadic Perspective

Chair: Gertraud Stadler


Beate Ditzen, Corinne Spoerri, Guy Bodenmann, & Ulrike Ehlert

Effects of Instructed Positive Couple Interaction on Biopsychological Stress Regulation in Everyday Life


Caterina Gawrilow & Johanna Schmid

Effectiveness of Teacher-Instructed Self-Regulation Strategies


Gertraud Stadler, Kenzie Snyder, Sarah Burns, & Niall Bolger

Self-Reliance in Close Relationships


Nina Knoll, Amelie Wiedemann, & Jutta Heckhausen

Good For Me, Bad For You: Couples Use Compensatory Control Strategies to Manage Recovery From Surgery


Urte Scholz, Corina Berli, Jennifer Inauen, & Gertraud Stadler

Dyadic Versus Individual Action Control: Differential Effects?

10.50 – 11.10 p.m.

Coffee & Tea


11.10 – 12.25 p.m.

Individual papers 1


Regulation of relationship threat


Emilie Auger, Midori Nishioka, & John E. Lydon

The role of motivation and executive control in devaluing attractive alternatives



Jeffrey D. Bowen & Nancy L. Collins

The role of construal level in self-control during encounters with attractive alternatives



April A. Buck & Lisa A. Neff

Play Together or Replenish Apart? The Potential Negative Effects of Shared Leisure on Relationship Dynamics



Judith Gere, Dave M. Almeida, & Lynn M. Martire

Romantic Partners’ Joint Planning: Effects on Daily Arguments and Stress



Chin Ming Hui, Eli J. Finkel, Gráinne M. Fitzsimons, Madoka Kumashiro, & Wilhelm Hofmann

The Manhattan Effect: When Relationship Commitment Fails to Promote Support for Partners’ Interests


12.25 – 13.30 p.m.

Lunch Break


13.30 – 14.45 p.m.

Individual papers 2

Emotion regulation and coping


John K. Rempel & Christoper T. Burris

A poison tree: The dark side of regulating hate



Johanna Peetz & Chantal Bacev-Giles

Budgeting self-regulatory resources across several close relationships



Esther Kluwer, Gerdientje Danner-Vlaardingerbroek, Elianne van Steenbergen, & Tanja van der Lippe

Self-control matters when work spills over into the relationship


Lara K. Kammrath & Julia Brinton

Work-Family Conflict: Depletion or Spillover?



Fulya Kirimer Aydinli & Nebi Sumer

The Role of Attachment Orientations on Mattering and Capitalization among Married Couples


14.45 – 15.00 p.m.

Coffee & Tea


15.00 – 16.15 p.m.

Symposium Session 2

Co-Regulation in the couple: the role of language use, disclosure, and dimensions of dyadic coping

Chairs: Anne Milek, Andrea B. Horn, Sabine Backes


Andrea B. Horn, Anne Milek, & Andreas Maercker

Interpersonal emotion regulation mediates the link between depressive symptoms and relationship satisfaction: capitalization in the couple


Mona Neysari, Marion Landis, Andrea B. Horn, & Mike Martin

Linguistic and non-verbal expressions in couples’ discussions: the association of You, I, and non-verbal behavior with relationship satisfaction 


Sabine Backes & Andrea B. Horn

Motivated language use: Implicit motives moderate effects of pronoun use on relationship satisfaction


Mirjam Kessler, Guy Bodenmann, Fridtjof Nussbeck, & Dorothee Sutter-Stickel

The role of individual and dyadic coping in the relationship between internal stress and commitment in couples


Martina Zemp, Guy Bodenmann, Sabine Backes, Dorothee Sutter-Stickel, & Tracey A. Revenson

The significance of parental dyadic coping for children

16.15 – 16.35 p.m.

Coffee & Tea


16.35 – 17.05 p.m.


6 speakers


Gesa Kappen, Johan Karremans, & Ap Dijksterhuis

Mindful acceptance rather than change: accepting negative emotions toward a romantic partner increases relationship satisfaction.


Niels J. Van Doesum, Francesca Righetti, Jan-Willem Van Prooijen, Lot Verburgh, Mariko L. Visserman, & Paul A. M. Van Lange

Mindful Regulation in Close Relationships


Reine van der Wal, Johan Karremans, & Greg Maio

Value priorities in romantic relationships


Niken Linda Dinartika, Dian Wisnuwardhani, & Nurul Arbiyah

The relationship contingency of self-worth and self-efficacy in romantic relationship prediction toward body shame in Indonesian young adulthood


Mehmet Harma, Nebi Sümer, & Cindy Hazan

Utility of Vocal Synchrony Measure as an Indicator of Coregulation in Adult Attachment


Matteo Giletta, Paul D. Hastings, Karen D. Rudolph, Daniel J. Bauer, Matthew K. Nock, & Mitchell J. Prinstein

Suicidal ideation among high-risk adolescent females: Examining the interplay between parasympathetic regulation and friendship support

17.05 – 17.40 p.m.

Keynote speaker:

Nickola Overall

Dyadic Regulation in Close Relationships

18.00 p.m.

Complimentary Dinner



Day 3: 11th July 2015

9.00-9.35 a.m.

Keynote speaker:

Guy Bodenmann

Dyadic coping: Origin and evolution of the concept


9.35 – 10.50 a.m.

Symposium Session 3

In Good Times but Especially in Bad Times: The Importance of Self-Regulation in Intimate Relationships

Chair: Lesley Verhofstadt

Discussant: Gilbert Lemmens


Celine Hinnekens, William Ickes, Gilbert Lemmens, & Lesley Verhofstadt.

Can we protect ourselves and our relationship by avoiding our partners’ inner world?

An observational study of couples’ conflict interactions.


Gaelle Vanhee, Gilbert Lemmens, & Lesley Verhofstadt

Conflict in couples: An analysis of the role of goal frustration


Sara Kindt, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Tom Loeys, Annmarie Cano, Emelien Lauwerier, Lesley Verhofstadt, & Liesbet Goubert

When Is Helping your Partner with Chronic Pain a Burden? The Relation between Helping Motivation and Personal and Relational Functioning Examined


Olivia De Smet & Ann Buysse 

Failing Self-Regulation in the Context of Relationship Breakups: An Investigation of Unwanted Pursuit Behavior

10.50 – 11.10 p.m.

Coffee & Tea


11.10 – 12.10 p.m.

Individual papers 3


Regulation in parent-child relationships and adolescence


Susan Branje

Emotional variability in parent-child relationships during adolescence



Emily A. Impett & Bonnie M. Le

Parental Caregiving Goals Shape Responsiveness and Parent-Child Relationship Quality



Jaap Denissen, Maarten van Zalk, Astrid Poorthuis, Sander Thomaes, & Marcel van Aken

Personality regulates friendship development in adolescence and young adulthood



Jeffry A. Simpson, Ohad Szepsenwol, Ethan S. Young, & William Johnson

The Social and Developmental Origins of Impulse Control


12.10 – 13.15 p.m.

Lunch Break


13.15 – 14.30 p.m.

Individual papers 4

Couple dynamics and self-regulation


Tom Bradbury

Can Couples Learn to Support Each Other?
Unintended Effects of Skill Training in a Randomized Trial



Steven M. Graham & Frank D. Fincham

Self-Regulation, Revenge, Extradyadic Romantic Behaviors, and Willingness to Sacrifice in Close Relationships



Madoka Kumashiro

Michelangelo phenomenon: Partner affirmation, clarity of the ideal self, and pursuit of important long term goals



Roeline Kuijer & Louella Orillaza

Spouses’ involvement in their partners’ diabetes management: Associations with patient well-being.



Amy Muise, Uli Schimmack, & Emily A. Impett


Sex and Well-Being:
Does Having More Frequent Sex Actually Make You Happier?


14.30 – 14.45p.m.

Coffee & Tea


14.45 – 16.00 p.m.

Individual talks 5

Multi-methods in Self-regulation


Jeffry H. Larson, Jeffrey B. Jackson, & Garret T. Roundy

Premarital Predictors of Marital Relationship Distress and Instability: A Meta-Analysis of Couple Factors



Yuthika U. Girme, Nickola C. Overall, Jeffry A. Simpson, & Garth J. O. Fletcher.

“All or Nothing”: Attachment Avoidance and the Curvilinear Effects of Partner Support


Peter Hilpert, David C. Atkins, & Guy Bodenmann

Computational Behavioral Science as a New Approach to Study Self- and Co-Regulation Processes During Dyadic Interactions


Katherine C. Haydon, Cassandra Jonestrask, Haley Guhn-Knight, & Jessica E. Salvatore

Say What You Need To Say: Dyadic Co-Regulation of Romantic Conflict Recovery


Susan C. South, Kenneth Tan, Amber Jarnecke, Robert F. Krueger, William G. Iacono, & Matt McGue

Individual Differences in Self-control and Romantic Relationships:
Evidence from Phenotypic and Genotypic Investigations

16.00 – 16.20 p.m.

Coffee & Tea


16.20 – 16.50 p.m.


6 speakers


Silvia Donato, Ariela F. Pagani, & Raffaella Lafrate

Through thick and thin: Dyadic coping and capitalization in couple relationships


Darwiche Joëlle, Udry-Jorgensen Laura, & Vial Yvan

The role of dyadic coping in regulating anxiety in early pregnancy


Kenji, Yokotani & Tai, Kurosawa

Influence of dyadic coping on marital intimacy in Japanese couples: Actor-partner interdependence model


Kyoung Ok Seol

Dyadic Coping as a Mediator between Individual Emotion Regulation and Relational Satisfaction


Karen Prager, Jesse Poucher, Forouz Shirvani, Marissa Pullum, & Zoheb Allam

Post-Conflict Withdrawal and Emotional 

Recovery from Conflict:  A Study of Cohabiting Couples


Rongqin Yu, Susan Branje, Wim Meeus, Eva-Verena Wendt, & Sabine Walper

Living with an angry partner: Longitudinal actor and partner effects of explosiveness on romantic relationship satisfaction

16.50 – 17.30 p.m.

Keynote speakers:

Eli Finkel & Gráinne M. Fitzsimons

Transactive Goal Dynamics Theory



  1. J. F. H. Cassé, C. Finkenauer, M. Oosterman, V. R. van der Geest, & C. Schuengel: Family Conflict and Resilience in Parenting Self-Efficacy among High-risk Mothers
  2. N. Meuwly & J. Davila: The association between attachment insecurity, dysfunctional cognitions, and partners’ well-being in response to a separation distress
  3. F. Denzinger, S. Backes, & V. Brandstätter: Self-regulation for Effective Relationships Scale: Validation of the German short scale and correlations with relationship outcomes
  4. V. C. Adoric & I. S. Milos: Ideals, perceptions, and sense of entitlement in romantic relationships
  5. S. D. O’Keefe & H. T. Reis: Gratitude expression in romantic relationships: The role of self-control
  6. K. Shafer & D. Wendt: Relationship Self Regulation  Differences by Union Type
  7. J. H. Larson: What is Relationship Self-Regulation & How Do We Measure It?
  8. D. Rodrigues, D. Lopes, M. Kumashiro, & R. Bo Sanitioso: Role of Regulatory Focus and Commitment in Derogating Attractive Alternatives
  9. S. Mazzuca, S. Livi, F. Presaghi & K. Kafetsios: Emotion regulation and marital satisfaction: The mediating effect of emotion contagion. A dyadic analysis
  10. E. Rafaeli, E. Bar-Kalifa, N. Gilat, & L. Eadan: Relational and personal outcomes of affective dysregulation within intimate relationships
  11. S. Lech, A. Woszidlo, & D. Gerstorf : Can you control your health? Maybe your partner can: Examining the direct and indirect effects of perceived control, perceived stress and health problems among older German couples
  12. M. Masuda: Narratives on experiences of self-regulation in speaking of loss events.
  13. L. Patrick, M. Kumashiro, & R. McGranahan: Designing a New Positive Psychology Exercise Intervention to Increase Goal Pursuit and Well Being
  14. C. Sanri: Relationship Flourishing:  Insight into the Concept, a New Scale, and Its Correlates
  15. F. Xu, P. Hilpert, F. Nussbeck, & G. Bodenmann: We Shall Cope Stress Dyadically: Investigating the Association Among Stress, Dyadic Coping and Relationship Satisfaction in Chinese Couples
  16. C. J. Van Lissa, S. T. Skyler, & W. H. J. Meeus.: Empathy moderates the longitudinal effect of adolescent-parent conflict frequency on adolescents' emotion dysregulation 
  17. U. Pillay: To understand the role of parental control on externalising  and internalising behavior of 8 year old children across 10 countries
  18. M. H.M. de Moor, A. Buyukcan-Tetik, M. Hamburg, A. Huizink, M. Oosterman, C. Schuengel, & C. Finkenauer: Self-control and parenting: does type of self-control matter?
  19. M. K. Falconier, J. B. Jackson, P. Hilpert, & G. Bodenmann: Dyadic Coping and Relationship Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis
  20. D. Busby: Personality and Emotional Health Predictors of RSR
  21. C. J. Breitenstein, A. Milek, F. W. Nussbeck, & G. Bodenmann: Stress, Dyadic Coping and Relationship Satisfaction in Late Adolescent Couples
  22. S. Albuquerque, M. Pereira, & I. Narciso: Grief response and parents’ individual and dyadic adjustment after the death of a child: The mediating effect of dyadic coping
  23. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Demir: The role of personal factors and interpersonal competence dimensions in college freshman’s social exclusion          
  24. A. L. Stoll & K. L. Kulovitz : Bidding on a “biddie”: Social exchange and for-profit dating 
  25. F. Shirvani & J. Biemer: Sexual Intimacy And Emotional Recovery After Couple Conflict: An Attachment Perspective
  26. E. Besikci & C. R. Agnew: Romantic Relationship Advice:  About What and From Whom?
  27. E. Akca, M. Gölcük, & E. Yangın: The Relationship between Attitudes toward Marriage and System Justification Beliefs in Turkish Culture
  28. L. Karol & K. Dorota: What doesn’t kill you makes you exhausted. Or mobilized. Exertion characteristics of selected emotion regulation strategies
  29. M. Klingel, N. Vogel, & D. Gerstorf: Dyadic Conflict Regulation at the End of Third Age
  30. S. Treger: Why fear the reaper? Does the fear of death stem from anxiety or the need to belong? 
  31. T. Krznarić & Ž. Kamenov: Predicting constructive communication using the theory of planned behavior
  32. J. Guo, M. T. Lechtreck, W. Browning, & B. Turan: Preferences for social support during social evaluation: The role of worry about a relationship partner’s negative evaluation
  33. C. Helms, J. Guo, M. T. Lechtreck, W. Browning, & B. Turan: The role of close relationships in internalized HIV-related Stigma and Adherence to HIV Treatment
  34. K. A. Snyder, G. Stadler, W. Mischel, & N. P. Bolger: Parental Control and Adolescent Self-Reliance During the College Application Process: Understanding the Situation-by-Person Interaction
  35. M. L. Visserman, F. Righetti, M. Kumashiro, & P. A. M. Van Lange: Me or Us: Controlling the balance between personal and relationship needs.
  36. A. Huic & I. Smolcic: Friendship maintenance strategies and quality of friendship
  37. S. Chang: Self-regulation processes of the newlyweds in Taiwan