UNT researchers seeking dating or engaged couples for study on aspects of romantic relationships

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 18:30

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Which personality characteristics and other qualities in a person lead to the best relationships for that person, as well as for his or her romantic partner?

University of North Texas doctoral psychology student Jennifer Farrell is recruiting 125 couples to take part in a study examining different aspects of romantic relationships among adults. The Study of Adult Romantic Relationships will focus on couples who have dated for at least six months, including engaged couples who are not yet married.

Both partners in a couple must be at least 18 years old and must identify an area of conflict in their relationship to discuss with the research team for 10 minutes. The discussion, which will be videotaped, will take place in the Department of Psychology in UNT's Terrill Hall, 1611 W. Mulberry St. After the discussion, the partners will complete online questionnaires, with this part of the study taking approximately two hours.

One month and three months after the visit to UNT, the couples will receive additional questionnaires via e-mail to complete and send back to the research team. The questionnaires will each take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Over the course of the study, each partner in the couple will receive a total of $40 Amazon gift cards and, if a UNT student, four research participation credits.
To volunteer for the study or receive more information, contact Farrell at 937-765-0654 or JenniferFarrell@my.unt.edu.

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