Expert in: Psychophysiological reactivity
- Couple psychology
- Couple interactions
- Social networking sites
- Psychophysiological reactivity
My research focusses on biopsychosocial determinants of couple functioning and violence. I am particularly interested in 1) the role of psychophysiological reactivity in violent couples' communication behaviors and 2) the impact of partners' personality on various aspects of couple functioning.
I am also interested in the influence of social networking sites on adolescents and young adults' romantic relationships. My research focusses on the ways youth use social networking sites and how their online behaviors shape intimacy, conflicts and romantic relationship quality.