My research focuses on the predictors, correlates, and consequences of relationship dysfunction, with special emphasis on intimate partner violence.
Using a vulnerability-stress-adaptation framework to predict physical aggression trajectories in newlywed marriage (with Amie Langer), Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. (2009)
The authors used a vulnerability-stress-adaptation framework to examine personality traits and chronic stress as predictors...
Assessing Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (with John F. Knutson), Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review (2009)
Child exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) is widely acknowledged as a threat to the...
Too much of a good thing: Underprovision versus overprovision of partner support (with R L. Brock), Journal of Family Psychology (2009)
We examined whether support underprovision (receiving less support than is desired) and support overprovision (receiving...
Validity and utility of a multidimensional model of received support in intimate relationships, Journal of Family Psychology (2009)
The authors of the present study statistically address the largely conceptual debate about the multidimensional...
Is Psychological Aggression as Detrimental as Physical Aggression? (with J Yoon), Violence and Victims (2009)
The differential effects of psychological and physical victimization on depression and anxiety symptoms were examined...
Contributions to Books
A unified and multifaceted approach to examining support transactions in marriage. (with R L. Brock), Marital roles, conflict, and stability. (2009)
Assessing relationship quality: Development of an interview and implications for couple assessment and intervention, Psychology of relationships (2009)
Assessment of marital satisfaction, Encyclopedia of human relationships (2009)
Couple and family processes in DSM-V: Moving beyond Relational Disorders, Handbook of family psychology. (2009)
Marital satisfaction across the transition to parenthood: Three eras of research., Strengthening couple relationships for optimal child development: Lessons from research and intervention. (2009)
A relationship process model of internalizing symptoms. In Personal relationships and depression cross the lifespan (with R L. Brock), 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2009)
Integrating qualitative and quantitative research: The Relationship Quality Interview, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, (2008)
The developmental course of intimate partner violence: Implications for multi-systemic intervention., Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University (2008)
Best practices for assessing and addressing human subjects concerns in intimate partner violence research., 42nd Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention (2008)
Current models of risk for dyadic conflict and violence: Empirical models and steps toward prevention., 42nd Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention, (2008)