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.
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.
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.
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.