About Us

In the PAIR lab, we are interested in the ways people maintain positivity (i.e., fun, and excitement) through activities with their partner (e.g., shared leisure, date night) in the context of long term intimate relationships (e.g., dating, marital). More specifically, we study the factors that promote and hinder positive activities in intimate relationships with a focus on pairs (i.e., how couple members interact and influence positive activity engagement).

What’s New?

  • Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk was part of a group of relationship scientists that recently published an article (Dr. Samantha Joel was the lead author) titled, β€˜Machine learning uncovers the most robust self-report predictors of relationship quality across 43 longitudinal couples studies’ in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/21/1917036117
  • Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk was also instrumental in the publication of a new paper with her collaborators, Dr. Amy Muise and Dr. Emily Impett. The paper examines sexual desire and relationship satisfaction in couples. Please see the citation below to read the paper!
    • Kim, J. J., Muise, A., Barranti, M., Mark, K. P., Rosen, N. O., Harasymchuk, C., & Impett, E. (2020). Are couples more satisfied when they match in sexual desire?: New insights from response surface analyses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550620926770. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550620926770
  • The CU COVID-19 Rapid Research Response Grant was awarded to Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk and Dr. Nassim Tabri for the project titled The Psychological Consequences of Social Distancing Measures for Single People During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please click here for more information!
  • Chloe Jones successfully defended her Master’s thesis in August 2020. She has since graduated, and we wish her the best for her future goals and ambitions!