Cheryl Harasymchuk

Cheryl Harasymchuk
Lead Researcher

Associate Editor at Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Chair of the Social and Personality section of the Canadian Psychological Association

Secretary of the International Association for Relationship Research

Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk is the lead researcher of the PAIR lab and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Harasymchuk’s research focuses on how people maintain satisfying relationships over time. Her current line of research centers on ways to maintain excitement, growth and personal development in intimate relationships and reduce relational boredom.

Current Lab Members

Lab Manager

Graduate Students

Research Affiliates


Beverley Fehr
Beverley Fehr, Professor,
The University of Winnipeg,
Department of Psychology

Emily Impett, Professor,
University of Toronto Mississauga,
Department of Psychology

Amy Muise, Assistant Professor,
York University,
Department of Psychology

Johanna Peetz, Associate Professor,
Carleton University,
Department of Psychology

Nassim Tabri, Assistant Professor,
Carleton University,
Department of Psychology


Harley Purcell
Sara Rebaine


Amanda Abu-Janb
Johanna Boettcher
Jaya Budhia
Rebecca Butler
Emily Carley
Amanda Carson
Anika Cloutier
Emily Davison
Sandra DiNardo
Melissa Harris
Kathryn Harrison
Chloe Jones
Bushra Khan
Brittany Kok
Marta Kolbuszewska
Janelle Lebreton
Chelsea Medland
Adrienne Paynter
Cheryl Peplinkskie
Liezel Ponce
Courtney Royle
Andrea Saunders
Alexandra Skutovich
Kelsey St. Dennis
Renee St-Jean
Amanda Stillar
Julie Sutton
Vanessa Waddell
Rachelle Watson
Konstantinos Zaphiropoulos