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Welcome to the Romantic Relationships Research Lab

This research project includes individuals’ positive and negative views of their romantic relationship and how couples get along with each other. Interviews are conducted about the causes for relationship events, needs met and not met by romantic partners and romantic relationship histories are obtained.

Research topics include:

  • The development of a reliable and valid narrative coding system for assessing the balance of power in romantic relationships
  • Individual differences in schemas about power in romantic relationships
  • The role of positive and negative emotions in healthy romantic relationships
  • Romantic relationship dating aggression and issues of gender