Our researchis devoted to understanding individual differences in emotional experience, regulation, and reactivity.
We are particularly interested in how emotional processes unfold in interpersonal contexts and the implications of these processes for close relationships.
For instance, why do some people respond defensively in stressful situations? How do people limit the
processing of distressing information? What are the physiological implications of these
kinds of defensive processes, and how do they affect relationships?
Current lab projects focus on the physiological and health implications of defensive personality traits such as attachment avoidance and narcissism; lifespan changes in these traits; the role of adult attachment in neuroendocrine and psychological responses to intimacy and stress; and associations between power, testosterone, and sexual behavior.
RECRUITING LESBIAN COUPLES!
We are recruiting first-time expectant parents for a research study on the transition to parenthood! Lesbian couples are eligible and can earn up to $300!
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NEW LAB PAPERS!
Dyadic associations between testosterone and relationship quality in couples. Hormones and Behavior
Be Mine: Attachment avoidance predicts perceptions of relationship functioning on Valentine's Day. Personality and Individual Differences
Attached to monogamy? Avoidance predicts willingness to engage (but not actual engagement) in consensual non-monogamy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.