The Relationship Center

In the Relationship Center, we study children’s and adolescents' relationships with friends, parents, siblings and romantic partners. Our goal is to understand relationships—what makes them healthy and happy, and what causes problems—so that we can help people improve their relationships. Over the last 20 years, thousands of families have participated in our projects and we have published over 100 journal articles and a book exploring our findings.



Our current project focuses on studying teens' relationships with their families, friends and partners.

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We're a team with a common purpose, working to develop research to support relationships.

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Our publications, questionnaires and measures are contributing to scholarly and scientific conversations about psychology.

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Our Location

The Relationship Center is located in Frontier Hall on the University of Denver campus, southeast of Evans and High Street. Enter the parking lot at Warren and High Streets and park following the directions below. After you park, enter Frontier Hall through the main entrance, then take the elevator/stairs on your left up to the second floor. Follow the signs through the lobby to the Relationship Center, which is in Room 254, on the right.


When you pull into the parking lot, park in the spots on your left marked Psychology Subject Parking. If there are no spots available in Psychology Subject Parking, park in an hourly/paid parking spot. Then come up to our office to get a parking pass to display in your window.