Overview of Research

 

The primary focus of ongoing research in the PRDD are the personality traits, behavioral characteristics, as well as social and emotional factors which contribute to the development, maintenance, and dissolution of romantic dating, and marital relationships.

 

These research projects explore a variety of intra-individual and psycho-social phenomena which include: personality traits, attachment styles, and commitment for their association and predictive value in understanding relationship outcomes. These outcomes include relationship satisfaction, dissolution and divorce. The association between personality and specific relational behaviors, such as infidelity and dishonesty, which contribute to overall relationship maintenance and dissolution are also explored.

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OUR PROJECTS

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Past PRDD Research Presentations
  • What Women Want
    • University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2018).
  • Under Cover”: A Study of Emotions Vulnerable and Veiled
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2017).
  • To Gender Identity and Beyond:Does Femininity Lead to a Higher Risk of Depression?

University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2017).

  • “Never Can Say Goodbye”: Personality correlates of self-critical rumination and need for closure in close relationships.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2017).
  • "Virtually Me": Personality Influences on Online Dating App Selection.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2017).
  • Addicted to Love: A correlational study of personality, commitment and attachment in intimate relationships.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2016).
  • "Does Distance Matter?":Predictors of Infidelity and Jealousy in Geographically Close vs. Long Distance Relationships.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2016).
  • "Forget Me Not":The effects of personality on memory recall biases in romantic relationships.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2016).
  • "Generation Rated-X": Personality traits, sexual attitudes and the effects of sexually explicit media on attraction among men.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2016).
  • "Let's Get Physical": The effects of personality and physical activity on relationship satisfaction.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2016).
  • "Love the Way You Lie": Correlates and consequences of deceptive communication in romantic relationships.
University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2015).
  • "Personality, Sex, & Lies: Predictors of relationship dishonesty among dating individuals."
Psi Chi-Palm Bay Chapter Research Forum, Poster Presentation (April 2014).
  • "Teach Me: Influences of Personality on Individual Preferences for Instructional Modalities."

University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (March 2014).

  • "Leave Him or Keep Him: Predictors of Forgiveness after an Infidelity Among Women."

University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (March 2013).

  •  “Three’s a crowd: Personality correlates of infidelity and jealousy among dating individuals.”

Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists Conference, University of Florida, Poster Presentation (October 2012).

  • “Authenticity in Relationships.”

University of Central Florida Research Forum, Poster Presentation (March 2012).

  • “Implication of Relationship Social Comparison Tendencies Among Dating & Married Individuals.”

American Psychological Association 120th Annual Convention, Poster presentation (August 2011).

 

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