Center for Marital and Family Studies
In the Center for Marital and Family Studies, we focus on developing knowledge about marital distress and divorce, the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education, and the study of couple development. Since 1980, our research teams have developed an ever-growing range of studies, presentations and publications. We apply information from our four current studies and our previous research to develop intervention programs that enhance the quality of marital and family relationships.
Our current studies focus on...
- Building knowledge of risk and protective factors for marital distress and divorce
- Developing knowledge on the effectiveness of marriage/relationship education
- Couple development, including a strong focus on commitment dynamics and cohabitation