Relationship Articles

Building Healthy Relationships

There are several foundational concepts and principles that are important when building healthy relationships.  The articles below will assist you in identifying healthy relationship patterns, and strategies, as well as how to incorporate them into your day-to-day life.  

Dating Couples' Attachment Styles and Patterns of Cortisol Reactivity and Recovery in Response to a Relationship Conflict

When Long-Distance Dating Partners Become Geographically Close

Dating Couples' Disagreements over the Desired Level of Sexual Intimacy

"Are we Facebook Official?" Implications of Dating Partners' Facebook Use and Profiles for Intimate Relationship Satisfaction

 

Unhealthy Relationships: Predictors, Impact and Outcomes

Unhealthy relationships are damaging to your self confidence, self esteem and self worth. When forming close relationships, it is important to be able to identify patterns that may detract or negatively impact your well being. The articles below will assist you in determining these factors.

Predictors of Dating Violence: A Multivariate Analysis

The Impact of Partner Psychological Abuse on Health Behaviors and Health Status in College Women

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors Following the Dissolution of a Romantic Relationship

College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Cyber Harassment

Dating Jealousy Among College Students

Romantic Relationship Status and Alcohol Use and Problems Across the First Year of College

 

Online and Long Distance Relationships

Relationships form in many different ways. Online relationships and long distance relationships add new opportunities to connect over common interests and/or romantically. The articles below highlight ways to navigate these forms of relationships, and how to facilitate growth.

College Students' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Cyber Harassment

College Dating and Social Anxiety: Using the Internet as a Means of Connecting to Others

When Long-Distance Dating Partners Become Geographically Close

"Are we Facebook Official?" Implications of Dating Partners' Facebook Use and Profiles for Intimate Relationship Satisfaction

 

Friendships and Peer Relationships

Maintaining a positive and supportive friendship/peer circle is important in college. The articles below discuss the importance of incorporating social connections into your college experience, and the long term benefits of this support.

The Role of Peer Relationships in Adjustment to College

Associations among Peer Relationships, Academic Achievement, and Persistence in College

Social Support and Mental Health among College Students

 

Professional Relationships

As a developing professional, it is essential to understand how to appropriately connect with professors, employers and future co-workers. The articles below review how to make successful connections while in college, as well as how to maximize these relationships for professional success.

Faculty and Student Relationships: Context Matters

Role of Student-Faculty Interactions in Developing College Students' Academic Self-Concept, Motivation, and Achievement