Our research examines how people differ in their reactions to emotional
situations and their processing of emotional information: Why do some people
respond defensively in stressful situations? How do people limit the
processing of potentially distressing information? When might memory be
impaired for emotional material? What are the physiological implications of these
kinds of defensive processes, and how do they affect relationship outcomes?
Current lab projects include studies of attentional biases associated with defensive personality traits such as attachment avoidance and narcissism; the physiological and health implications of these traits; the role of adult attachment in neuroendocrine and psychological responses to intimacy; and the role of emotional valence in human memory.
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We are recruiting first-time expectant parents for a research study on the transition to parenthood! Heterosexual and lesbian couples are eligible and can earn up to $300!
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NEW PAPERS IN PRESS!
From the cradle to the grave: Age differences in attachment from early adulthood to old age. Journal of Personality
Descriptive experiences and sexual versus nurturant aspects of cuddling between adult romantic partners. Archives of Sexual Behavior