Welcome to Our Lab
We investigate the basic relationship processes that are associated with relationship functioning and the links between romantic relationships and physical health. Our close relationships have a remarkable influence on our health having the capacity to be both beneficial and detrimental. Yet, we still know very little about the specific biopsychosocial pathways through which close relationships protect, promote or impair health and well-being. How do our close relationships get “under our skin” to influence our health? How do our interactions in our close relationships influence our health behavior and vice versa?
Some of the topics that we are currently investigating include:
- Stress, social support and coping processes in romantic relationships
- Daily marital experiences and sleep
- Anxiety, health and social relationships during pregnancy
If you are interested in participating in one of our studies including the Couples, Sleep and Health Study, please see our Current Research.
If you are interested in joining the lab, see Join Our Lab for more information and an application.
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Sofia Babool’s research proposal was selected for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award (URSA) poster contest. Congrats Sofia!
Kathryn Austin will be presenting a poster at SPSP about her work on invisible support and relationship outcomes. Samantha Helfers will be presenting a poster at SPSP about her work on sleep, gratitude, and relationship quality. Dr. Kane will be presenting a talk about sleep and social support in couples. Come check out our work!
Celeste Fernandez, Luis Castro, and Oliver Yossif completed finished their honors theses with Dr. Kane received BBS honors — Congratulations!
Kayoung Kim graduated from the psychological sciences MS program. Congratulations Kayoung!
Kayoung Kim presented her poster at the psychological sciences MS poster session
Celeste Fernandez was semi-finalist in the 2018 UTD Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards Poster Contest
Oliver Yossif wins 2017 Buhrmester Undergraduate Research Award. Congratulations Oliver!
Ayda Aydar graduated from the psychological sciences MS program. Congratulations Ayda!
Andrew Nabasny graduated from the applied cognition and neuroscience MS program. Congratulations Andrew!
Ayda Aydar presented her poster at the Psychological Sciences MS Poster Session.