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Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

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My research interests are broadly focused on interpersonal relationships and cultural diversity. Within interpersonal relationships, I am specifically interested in how chemistry operates in friendships and romantic relationships, and how being in love helps or hinders performance across domains (e.g., academics, athletics, creativity). I also have other lines of research in the areas of couple rituals, infidelity, and the meaning of marriage.

I enjoy conducting cross-cultural research with a goal of identifying how evolutionary mechanisms interact with sociocultural practices to influence the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. My research is generally guided by theories of evolutionary psychology, symbolic interaction, and social exchange. I consider myself a mixed methods researcher and have experience with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies.

This year, I am participating in a fellowship funded through the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MD002722) that pertains to my interest in cultural diversity. Specifically, I'm working with a team to conduct research on health disparities related to ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Research Group or Laboratory:

  • Building Healthy Relationships and Communities Laboratory

Online Studies:

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Campbell, K. (2010). Couple Rituals Scale. In J. E. Grable, K. L. Archuleta, & R. R. Nazarinia (Eds.), Financial Planning and Counseling Scales. New York: Springer.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Human Development
  • Intimate Relationships (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Parenting and Family Relations (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Personality Psychology
  • Race and Racism

Kelly Campbell
Department of Psychology
California State University
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
United States

  • Phone: (909) 537-7687
  • Fax: (909) 537-7003

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