The main goal of CRIG is to develop a community that concentrates expertise and resources relevant to the study of close relationships here at KU (and in its surrounding area). CRIG meetings are meant to provide a forum to discuss ideas, disseminate research, practice presentations, and facilitate collaboration and coordination of efforts related to research, conferences, grant funding, graduate training, teaching, etc.
CRIG meetings are designed mainly for faculty and graduate students, but anyone with an interest in research on close/interpersonal relationships is welcomed. We are very open with respect to topic, discipline, theoretical perspective, method emphasis and in general believe that the more diversity we can get the better.
A main project that CRIG had been involved with in past semesters was planning and putting on the IARR (International Association for Relationship Research) mini-conference that took place here at KU in November 2009. Thanks to everyone for a great success!