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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Couple and Family Relationship Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Robin A. Barry

University of Wyoming
Department of Psychology, Dept. 3415
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 223-5219

Current Lab Research Foci

  • Emotion regulatory processes during couple interactions
  • Conceptualization, operationalization and utility of relationship values
  • Enhancement of individual attention to relationship values

Recent Publications

Lamotte, A. D.*, Khalifian, C. E.*, & Barry, R. A., (accepted for publication). Newlyweds' perceptions of partner conflict behaviors and change in intimate safety over time. Journal of Family Psychology.

Khalifian, C. E.*, Murphy, C. M., Barry, R. A., & Herman, B. (2016). Skills for Healthy Adult Relationships at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (SHARe@UMBC): Program development and preliminary data. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260516662303

Khalifian, C. E.* & Barry, R. A. (2016). Trust, attachment and mindfulness influence intimacy and disengagement during newlyweds’ discussions of relationship transgressions. Journal of Family Psychology.

Barden, E. P.**, Barry, R. A., Khalifian, C. E.*, & Bates, J. M.* (2016). Sociocultural influences on positive affect: Social support adequacy from ones’ spouse and the intersections of race and SES.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 455-470.

Brock, R. L., Barry, R. A., Lawrence, E., Rolffs, J., Dey, J., & Langer, A. (2015). Online administration of questionnaires assessing psychological, physical, and sexual aggression: Establishing psychometric equivalence. Psychology of Violence, 5, 294-304. 

Barry, R. A. & Lawrence, E. (2013). “Don’t stand so close to me”: An attachment perspective of disengagement and avoidance in marriage. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 484-494. doi: 10.1037/a0032867

Brock, R. L., Barry, R. A., Lawrence, E., Dey, J., Rolffs, J. (2012). Internet administration of paper-and-pencil questionnaires used in couple research: Assessing psychometric equivalence. Assessment, 19, 226-242.

Veenstra, A. L., Lakey, B., Cohen, J. L., Neely, L. C., Orehek, E., Barry, R. A., & Abeare, C.A. (2011). Forecasting the specific providers that recipients will perceive as uniquely supportive. Personal Relationships, 14, 677-696.

Erbes, C. R., Arbisi, P. A., Kehle, S. M., Ferrier-Auerbach, A. G., Barry, R. A., & Polusny, M. A. (2011). The distinctiveness of hardiness, positive emotionality, and negative emotionality in National Guard soldier. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 508-512.

Lawrence, E., Barry, R. A., Brock, R. L., Bunde, M., Langer, A., Ro, E., Fazio, E., Mulryan, L., Hunt, S., Madsen, L., & Dzankovic, S. (2011). The Relationship Quality Interview: Evidence for reliability, convergent and divergent validity, and incremental validity. Psychological Assessment, 23, 44-63.

Kochanska, G., Sanghag, K., Barry, R. A., & Philibert, R. A. (2011). Children’s genotypes interact with maternal responsive care in predicting competence: Diathesis-stress or differential susceptibility? Development and Psychopathology, 23, 605-616.

* denotes graduate student co-author
** denotes undergraduate student co-author

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Department of Psychology

1000 E University Ave.

Dept. 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6303

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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