I am currently accepting hard-working, quantitative-minded graduate students interested in studying couple well-being and/or relationship dynamics in families.
An introduction to the principles of money management for individuals, households, and families. Students learn basic financial literacy skills and tools required to make key financial decisions by identifying financial goals, assessing current resources, developing and implementing a financial plan and evaluating financial progress. It is also expected that students will be able to apply these tools in their professional work to enhance clients' financial literacy and their ability to resolve financial management challenges. Prerequisite: ECON 101; it is recommended that students have completed both ECON 101 and 102.Fall Term 2021
An exploration of parent-child relationships, with a concentration from infancy through adolescence. An examination of theoretical and research perspectives of parent-child relationships and the practical application of those perspectives. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 310. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223.Winter Term 2022
In-depth examination of intimate relationships, including theoretical perspectives, research methods, relationship forms and processes, and how context affects relationships. Students will consider how sociological, psychological, and personal factors affect the development, maintenance and dissolution of intimate relationships today.Winter Term 2022
Using binationally representative data from 615 couples in the United States and Canada, The Couple Well-Being Project explores a strong relationality model of individual and relationship flourishing (Galovan & Schramm, 2018) stemming from the philosophies of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. While accounting for background influences (e.g., socioeconomic status, racial and cultural background), existing relationship factors (e.g., current relationship quality), external support (e.g., elevation from others), personal states (e.g., stress), contextual challenges (e.g., trials), and individuals’ ethical responsiveness, the project explores how virtues and character traits (e.g., humility, compassion, positivity) and positive relationship-specific applications (e.g., gratitude, forgiveness, affection) contribute to individual and relationship flourishing.