Close Relationships Laboratory




Understanding close relationships and their impact on health and well-being from a social psychological perspective is the central focus of our lab's research.

Our research has two main facets:

1) Basic research on close relationship processes, focusing on self-disclosure and partner responsiveness in romantic relationships, family relationships, and friendships

2) Investigations of the links between social relationships, biological processes and physical health  






To learn more about the research in our lab, please click on the individual links below:

Self-Disclosure and Partner Responsiveness

Daily Relationship and Family Processes

Relationships, Biology & Health



Art Aron Annmarie Cano

Cindy Chung

Timothy Loving

Sylvie Naar-King

Rena Repetti

Chris Trentacosta Lou Penner

James Pennebaker

Pranj Mehta

Tim Bogg

Mark Lumley

Simine Vazire

Ted Robles

Nairán Ramírez-Esparza

Matthias Mehl

Paul Eastwick

Eli Finkel

Deborah Ellis
Derek Wildman

Molly Ireland

Lou Penner

Nao Hagiwara-Livingston
Xiaoming Li
Keith Welker
Stephanie Tong




If you are an undergraduate interested in being a research assistant in our lab, please email Dr. Slatcher at




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