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.
- 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
- Wright, D. W., Simmons, L., & Campbell, K. (2007). Does a marriage ideal exist? Using Q-Sort methodology to compare young adults’ and professional educators’ views on healthy marriages. Contemporary Family Therapy, 29, 223-236.
- Parker, M. L., Berger, A. T., & Campbell, K. (2010). Deconstructing infidelity: A narrative approach for couples in therapy. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 9, 66-82.
- Kafetsios, K., & Campbell, K. (2009). Metrisi tis mi-lektikis epikoinonias synaisthimatos stis diaprosopikes sxeseis: I methodos ektimisis tis akriveias stin mi-lektiki epikoinonia tou sinaisthimatos [Measuring non-verbal communication of emotion in personal relationships: The Affect Communication Accuracy Procedure]. Scientific Annals of the Psychology Society of Northern Greece, 7, 00-30.
- Futris, T. G., Van Epp, M., Van Epp, J., & Campbell, K. (2008). The impact of a relationship educational program on single army soldiers. Journal of Family and Consumer Science Research, 36, 328-349.
- Futris, T. G., Campbell, K., Nielsen, R. B., & Burwell, S. (2010). The Communication Patterns Questionnaire-Short Form: A review and assessment. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 18(3), 275-287.
- Campbell, K., & Wright, D. W. (2010). Marriage today: Exploring the incongruence between Americans’ beliefs and practices. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41(3), 329-345.
- Campbell, K., & Ponzetti, J. J. (2007). The moderating effects of rituals on commitment in premarital involvements. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 22, 1-14.
- 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.
- Advanced Human Development
- Intimate Relationships (Graduate and Undergraduate)
- Parenting and Family Relations (Graduate and Undergraduate)
- Personality Psychology
- Race and Racism
Department of Psychology
California State University
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407
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