Close Relationships Laboratory 

Lab Publications


Imami, L., Tobin, E. T., Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., Lupro, T. H., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Effects of socioeconomic status

      on maternal and child positive behaviors in daily life. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. [PDF]

Tobin, E.T.,  Kane, H. S., Saleh, D. J., Naar-King, S., Poowuttikul, P., Secord, E., Pierantoni, W., Simon, V., & Slatcher, R. B.

      (in press). Naturalistically-observed conflict and youth asthma symptoms. Health Psychology.

Lumley, M. A., Arnetz, B. B., Wiholm, C., Slatcher, R. B., Sandmark, H., Wang, S., Hytter, A., & Shi, W. (in press). The

      relationship of chronic and momentary work stress to cardiac reactivity in women managers: Feasibility of a smart 

      phone-assisted assessment system. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Welker, K. M., Baker, L., Padilla, A., Holmes, H., Aron, A., & Slatcher, R. B. (in press). Effects of self-disclosure and 

      responsiveness between couples on passionate love within couples. Personal Relationships.  [USA Today]
    [Time] [NY Daily News] [Toronto Sun] [US News]

Kane, H. S., Slatcher, R. B., Reynolds, B. M., Repetti, R. L., & Robles, T. F. (2014). Daily self-disclosure and sleep in

      couples. Health Psychology, 33, 813-822. [PDF]

Welker, K. M., Slatcher, R. B., Baker, L., & Aron, A. (2014). Creating positive outgroup attitudes through intergroup couple

      friendships and implications for compassionate love. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 707-726. [PDF]

Robles, T. R., Slatcher, R. B., Trombello, J. M., & McGinn, M. M. (2014). Marital quality and health: A meta-analytic
     review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 140-187. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2014). Family relationships and cortisol in everyday life. In C. R. Agnew and S. C. South (Eds.),

      Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms (pp. 71-88). [PDF]


Loving, T. J., & Slatcher, R.B. (2013). Romantic relationships and health. In J. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), 

      The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships (pp. 617-637). Oxford: New York. [PDF]

Pardo, Y., Weisfeld, C., Hill, E., & Slatcher, R. B. (2013). Machismo and marital satisfaction in Mexican

      American couples. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 257-273. [PDF]

Tobin, E. T., Slatcher, R.B., & Robles, T.F. (2013). Family relationships and physical health. In M. Newman &

      N. Roberts (Eds.), Health and Social Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated (pp. 145-165). Washington, DC:       American Psychological Association. [PDF]


Slatcher, R. B., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2012). Influences of parent and child negative emotionality on young 

      children's everyday behaviors. Emotion, 12, 932-942. [PDF]

Slatcher, R.B., & Robles, T.F. (2012). Preschoolers’ everyday conflict at home and diurnal cortisol patterns. 

      Health Psychology, 31, 834-838. [PDF] [SUPPL]

Slatcher, R. B., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2011). A naturalistic observation study of the links between parental depressive

      symptoms and preschoolers' behaviors in everyday life. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 444-448. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., Mehta, P.H., & Josephs, R.H. (2011). Testosterone and self-reported dominance interact to

      influence human mating behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 22, 39-44[PDF] [Men's Health]
      [Psychology Today]

Ireland, M. E., Slatcher, R. B., Eastwick, P. W., Scissors, L. E., Finkel, E. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2011).

      Language style matching predicts relationship initiation and stability. Psychological Science, 22, 39-44. [PDF] [USA Today]       [Science News] [Reuters] [Discorvery News]


Slatcher, R. B., Robles, T. R., Repetti, R. L., & Fellows, M. D. (2010). Momentary work worries, marital 

       disclosure and salivary cortisol among parents of young children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72, 887-896. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2010). Marital functioning and physical health: Implications for social and personality 

       psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 455-469. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2010). When Harry and Sally met Dick and Jane: Experimentally creating closeness between

       couples. Personal Relationships, 17, 279–297. [PDF] [Time] [Parade] [Wall Street Journal] [Men's Health]
      [Detroit Free Press]

Slatcher, R. B., & Vazire, S. (2009). Effects of global and contextualized personality on relationship

      satisfaction. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 624-633[PDF]

Slatcher, R. B. (2009). Language usage in relationships. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.),

      Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 959-962). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [PDF]


Slatcher, R. B., Vazire, S., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2008). Am “I” more important than “We”? Couples’ word

      use in Instant Messages. Personal Relationships, 15, 407–424. [PDF] [Live Science] [NBC]

Mehl, M. R., Vazire, S., Ramírez-Esparza, N., Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Are women

      really more talkative than men? Science, 317, 82. [link] [Science News] [NYT] [Washington Post] [Reuters] [NPR] [CNN]
      [ABC News] [BBC News] [Times] [San Francisco Chronicle]

Kacewicz, E., Slatcher, R. B., and Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Expressive writing: An alternative to traditional

      methods. In L. L’Abate (Ed.), Handbook of Interventions to Promote Physical and Mental Health:

      Theory, Research and Practice (pp. 271-284). Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Emotional expression and health. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus,

      S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds.). Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and

      Medicine (2nd Ed., pp. 84-86). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [PDF

Slatcher, R. B., Chung, C . K., Pennebaker, J. W., & Stone, L. D. (2007). Winning words: Individual

      differences in linguistic style among U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. Journal of Research

      in Personality, 41, 63-75 . [PDF] [Washington Post] [NY Times]


Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). How do I love thee? Let me count the words: The social effects

      of expressive writing. Psychological Science, 17, 660-664. [PDF]

Pennebaker, J. W., Slatcher, R. B., & Chung, C. K. (2005). Linguistic markers of psychological state through

      media interviews: John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004, Al Gore in 2000.  Analyses of Social Issues

      and Public Policy, 5 , 197-204. [PDF]

Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2005). Emotional processing of traumatic events. In C. Cooper (Ed.),

      Handbook of Stress, Medicine and Health (2nd Ed., pp. 293-307). Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press. [PDF]

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