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ENGAGE

Engage with The Love Consortium

Interested in engaging more deeply with opportunities afforded by The Love Consortium? Read on!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Connect with the broader TLC community!  Our program of virtual and in-person events includes research talks, panel discussions, and networking events designed to support interdisciplinary learning and collaboration. Our 2023 agenda of virtual and in-person events will be announced soon. Subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know about future TLC events!

Upcoming Events
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TLC Dataverse Postathon

The Love Consortium is thrilled to announce its first dataverse postathon, to take place Friday, February 24th from 12 to 2:30PM at Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Whether you’ve only just heard about The Love Consortium Dataverse or have been meaning to contribute your datasets for a while now—this event is for you!

Break away from the bustle of the SPSP Convention and enjoy a tasty meal with colleagues while making a positive impact on the field of love research.

Anyone with data on love or social connection is invited to participate. Learn more about TLCDv here and register for the event via the button below. Don’t delay—spaces are limited!

 
Webinars

WEBINARS

Join us for an upcoming informational webinar!  During our time together, we will give an overview of The Love Consortium Dataverse, explain the process to post a dataset description, and answer any questions you may have. Each webinar takes about 30 minutes, but we reserve the full hour for additional conversation, should the Q&A portion run over. 

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Register for a webinar

There are no webinars scheduled at this time. If you would like to schedule a private webinar for you or your lab, please reach out via our Contact page and we'll be happy to accommodate. 

PAST EVENTS

Past Events
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The Love Consortium Inaugural Meeting: Theoretical Perspectives on the Science of Love

Invited scholars from a variety of theoretical perspectives met to discuss evidence and theory related to the construct of love (Days 1 and 2) as well as to offer visions for a future of thriving research in this domain (Day 3).
Date: April 25-27, 2019
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Program: Download PDF
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The Love Consortium Trainee Workshop on The Science of Love

Selected attendees met to share their research, learn about the science of love from affective and relationship scientists (Drs. Algoe, Fredrickson, Gable, Reis), and develop scientific collaborations on love with one another.
Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Program: Download PDF
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The Love Consortium Pre-Conference Workshop

Attendees of the International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference on Positive Action in Relationships joined this Pre-Conference Workshop to learn more about The Love Consortium and how to get involved, to offer expertise to facilitate the goals of The Love Consortium, and to consider how their own work (independently or in collaboration with others at the workshop) may benefit from The Love Consortium resources.
Date: June 19-20, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Program: Download PDF
Methodological Opportunities

METHODOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Love Consortium initiative holds great promise for scientific advances by capitalizing on the methods afforded by the approach of uncovering untapped data from across labs, disciplines, and geographic locations. For now, we feature two key opportunities that we believe will be especially fruitful.

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Using Integrative Data Analysis to Pool Data Across Samples

Find out more about Integrative Data Analysis (IDA) by reading this paper by Hussong, Curran, & Bauer (2013). IDA provides many advantages for theory testing that could be capitalized upon through collaborations developed via The Love Consortium.
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Expanding the Range of Evidence Related to the Construct, Love

Evidence points to the value of love for individual and collective welfare, but surprisingly, most of it is indirect. While many researchers study people who are in love-based relationships, most do not study the construct of love itself. Other researchers study emotion, but few study the emotion, love. Datasets uncovered via The Love Consortium may help us take a new look at longstanding questions about the nature and value of Love.
Get Involved

GET INVOLVED IN THE LOVE CONSORTIUM

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Use the “Subscribe” box at the bottom of this page to join our listserv for announcements about opportunities and events.
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Grant Opportunity

Announcing our Request for Proposals for small grants to graduate students. The funding will be to establish a collaboration using data described on The Love Consortium Dataverse, with proposed research that significantly advances scientific understanding of love. Click here for more information.
We anticipate additional opportunities to get involved in The Love Consortium as we grow. Stay tuned!
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