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The Clark Relationship Science Laboratory, directed by Dr. Margaret S. Clark, conducts research on how romantic relationships and friendships unfold over time and the reciprocal influences between such relationships and cognition, emotion, behavior, and personality. 

Recent research in the Clark Relationship Science Laboratory has investigated how expressing negative emotions can promote relationships, how optimal relationship-maintenance behaviors change over the course of a relationship, and how differences in motivation to experience discrete positive emotions may give rise to different adult attachment styles.  


Graduate Students:


Oriana Aragon

Erica Boothby

Lillia Cherkasskiy

Jacqueline Smith


Graduate Students Collaborators:


Rebecca Dyer

Brett Marroquin

Lauren Ruth

Elena Wright


Undergraduate Research Assistants:


Arianne Eason

William Kim

Andre Morales