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Current Research

  • Identifying intrapersonal and interpersonal predictors of compersion


  • Examining expressions of love by intimate partners: identifying differences and similarities in how love is typically expressed across various US subcultures.

  • Testing the factor structure and predictive validity of Chapman's Five Love Languages Scale.

  • Examining whether Chapman's Five Love Languages Scales sufficiently encompasses the diversity of ways love is expressed across cultures.

Recent Research

  • Compared relationship satisfaction and romantic attachment across various types of consensually non-monogamous relationships and various ways that consensual nonmonogamy is practiced.​

  • Identified personality predictors of attitudes towards and willingness to engage in various forms of consensual non-monogamy.

  • Created a quantitative measure of comparison, an informal term well-known in polyamorous communities that connotes the positive emotion one experiences at witnessing their partner’s happiness with another partner.

  • ·Explored demographic predictors of the experience of compersion.

Recent Posters

Presentations on Consensual Non-Monogamy Research

Feeling Good About Your Partners' Relationships:

Compersion In Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships

An Exploratory Analysis of Demographic Differences in Experiences of Compersion

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