From June 20 to 22, 2019, Carleton University hosted the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) Mini-Conference. Organized by Dr. Cheryl Harasymchuk, the conference’s theme was based on “Positive Action in Relationships”. Two of our graduate students, Chantal Bacev-Giles and Elisabeth Bailin Xie, presented their research at the conference. Chantal’s research investigates the role of daily relationship threats as obstacles to trying novel, exciting activities with a romantic partner; Elisabeth’s research focuses on secret keeping in romantic relationships and how it is harmful to both the relationship and well-being of the secret keeper.

To read more about Chantal and Elisabeth’s research, please see the Carleton Newsroom article here:

Relationship Conference Research Addresses Secrets and Threats