Corresponding Author Information: Christopher J. Hopwood

Session Abstract: The focus of this symposium is on the affective context of interpersonal behavior. Halberstadt and colleagues examine the association between interpersonal complementarity and affective experience during interpersonal situations, and the moderating role of maladaptive traits on this association. Kaurin and colleagues will then present data on how negative and positive affects unfold following daily stressors. Ringwald and Wright will describe interpersonal nature of interpersonal situations characterized by empathy. Finally, Hopwood and colleagues will describe the factors that influence momentary interpersonal dynamics in interactions between spouses and parents with their children.

Chair Information: Christopher J. Hopwood | UC  Davis, Davis CA

Presentation 1 Title: Empirically Linking Complementarity and Affect during Interpersonal Situations


Alexandra L. Halberstadt | Pennsylvania State University, State  College PA

Aaron L. Pincus | Pennsylvania State University, State  College PA

Emily B. Ansell | Pennsylvania State University, State  College PA

Presentation 2 Title: A Micro-Trajectory Approach of Affective Responding to Daily Stressors


Aleksandra Kaurin | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Colin E. Vize | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Aidan G.C. Wright | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Presentation 3 Title: The Affiliative Role of Empathy in Everyday Interactions


Whitney R. Ringwald | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Aidan G.C. Wright | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Presentation 4 Title: A Decomposition of the Influences on CAID Data in Two Samples


Christopher J. Hopwood | UC Davis, Davis, CA

Craig R. Colder | University at Buffalo, State University of New York

C. Emily Durbin | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Sydney Fox | UC Davis, Davis, CA

Samuel N. Meisel | University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Katherine M. Thomas | Therapeutic Assessment Institute, Austin, TX

Headshot of Dr. HopwoodDr. Christopher Hopwood

Dr. Hopwood is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality Assessment, former Board Member for the Society for Personality Assessment, and editor (with Mark Waugh and Abby Mulay) of The DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders: Integrating Multiple Paradigms of Personality Assessment, and (with Mark Waugh) Personality Assessment Paradigms and Methods: A collaborative reassessment of Madeline G.

Alexandra Halberstadt

Alexandra Halberstadt is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, and she is interested in interpersonal theories of personality (among other topics).

Headshot of Whitney RingwaldWhitney Ringwald

Whitney Ringwald is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh. She received a master's in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. Whitney is currently part of the Personality Processes and Outcomes Laboratory working with Aidan Wright. Her research leverages dynamic assessment of people's everyday patterns to understand the processes underlying individual differences in social and emotional functioning. Clinically, Whitney has worked in a wide range of settings with diverse patients from drug and alcohol treatment in forensic settings to group therapy for individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She is interested in gaining experience using psychodynamic methods to treat personality pathology. Outside of her research and clinical work, Whitney is an avid consumer and creator of art.

Dr. ThomasDr. Katherine M. Thomas

Dr. Thomas is a clinical psychologist practicing at the Center for Therapeutic Assessment in Austin, TX. She has published over 50 articles and chapters, focusing most of her research on assessing the structure and dynamics of personality, especially in relationships, and ascertaining clinical applications of personality assessment. She is a former Associated Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment. In 2015, she was named a Rising Star by the Association for Research in Personality.

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