|Instructor:||Prof. Carolyn Cutrona|
Institute for Social and Behavioral Research|
2625 N. Loop Dr. Suite 500
and W159 Lagomarcino Hall
|Office Hours:||At ISBR: 1:00 - 3:00 Mondays; 2:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays (Call or email ahead, please)
At Lago: by appointment
|Class time and location:||Tues, Thurs 3:40 - 5:00 in Kildee 107|
August 21 and 23 – Instructor is out of town; No class.
THEORIES OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
August 28 – CLASSIC THEORIES
MENTAL HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS
August 30 – DSM-V and Relationship Problems
Beach, S. R. H., Wamboldt, M. Z., Kaslow, N. J., Heyman, R. E., & Reiss, D. (2006). Describing relationship problems in DSM-V: Toward better guidance for research and clinical practice. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 359-368.
Whisman, M. A., & Uebelacker, L. A. (2006). Impairment and distress associated with relationship discord in a national sample of married or cohabiting adults. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 369-377.
CURRENT TRENDS IN RELATIONSHIPS
September 4 –COHABITATION
September 6 - ISBR Showcase; No Class
September 11 – MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE – PROBLEM OR NOT?
September 13 - – SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES
September 18 – GLBT Panel
QUALITY IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
September 20 – NEW TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF MARRIAGE
September 25 –ACCOMMODATION
Rusbult, C. E.., Verett, J., Shitney, G. A., Slovik, L. F., & Lipkus, I. (1991). Accommodation processes in close relationships: Theory and preliminary empirical evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 53-78.
September 27 –FORGIVENESS
October 2 – FORGIVENESS INTERVENTIONS
Reed, G. L., & Enright, R. D. (2006). The effects of forgiveness therapy on depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress for women after spousal emotional abuse. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 920-929.
October 4 – RELIGIOSITY AND MARRIAGE
Sullivan, K. T. (2001). Understanding the relationship between religiosity and marriage: An investigation of the immediate and longitudinal effects of religiosity on newlywed couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 15, 610-626.
October 9 – SOCIAL SUPPORT
Cutrona, C. E., Russell, D. W., & Gardner, K. A. (2005). The relationship enhancement model of social support. In T.A. Revenson, Kayser, K., & Bodenman, G. (Eds.) Couples coping with stress. (pp. 73-96). Wash. D.C.: American Psychological Association.
October 11 – COGNITIVE FACTORS IN MARITAL QUALITY
Lemay, E. P., Clark, M. S., & Feeney, B. C. (2007). Projection of responsiveness to needs and the construction of satisfying communal relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 834-853.
October 16 – OTHER PREDICTORS OF MARITAL QUALITY
Yeh, H.C., Lorenz, F. O., Conger, R. D., Wickrama, K.A.S., & Elder, G. H. (2006). Relationships among sexual satisfaction, marital quality, and marital instability at midlife. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 339-343.
PROBLEMS IN RELATIONSHIPS
October 18: DEMAND-WITHDRAW PATTERNS IN COMMUNICATION
Eldridge, K. A., Sevier, M., Jones, J., Atkins, D. C., & Christensen, A. (2007). Demand-withdraw communication in severely distressed, moderately distress, and nondistressed couples: Rigidity and polarity during relationship and personal problem discussions. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 218-226.
Vogel, D., Murphy, M. J., Werner-Wilson, R. J., Cutrona, C. E., & Seeman, J. (2007). Sex differences in the use of demand and withdraw behavior in marriage: Examining the social structure hypothesis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 165-177.
October 23 – CONFLICT PATTERNS
October 30- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Keenan-Miller, D., Hammen, C., & Brennan, P. (2007). Adolescent psychosocial risk factors for severe intimate partner violence in young adulthood. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 456-463.
November 1 – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
November 6 – Preventing relationship problems
November 8 – Preventing relationship problems
Markman, H. J., Renick, M. J., Floyd, F. J., Stanley, S. M., & Clements, M. (1993). Preventing marital distress through communication and conflict management training: A 4- and 5- Year Follow-Up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 70-77.
Schulz, M. S. Cowan, C. P., & Cowqan, P. A. (2006). Promoting healthy beginnings: A randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention to preserve marital quality during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 20-31.
November 13 – Student Presentations
November 15 – Student Presentations
November 20 and 22 – Thanksgiving Break
November 27 – Student Presentations
November 29 – Student Presentations
December 4 – Student Presentations
December 6 – Student Presentations
DECEMBER 10 – TERM PAPERS DUE