Associate Professor of Psychology & Department Chair
My training is as an experimental social psychologist and my research area is romantic relationship processes. In particular, my work revolves around the construct of commitment, including the antecedents and consequences of commitment, the structure of general models of commitment, and the role of commitment (and other variables) in predicting relationship stability. Current and recent research examines the role of social networks in predicting commitment and the cognitive underpinnings of relationship commitment. In addition, I am interested in relationship maintenance during interpersonal separation.