Welcome to Relevate

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners who are on a mission to make research-based information about interpersonal relationships accessible to all. As part of this mission, we are creating a website and smart phone app that can be tailored to meet the needs of each user. We believe healthy relationships are worth working for. Do you?

The History of Marriage

This short video describes how marriages have changed over time. To learn more, check out https://elifinkel.com/

 

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Topics:
  • Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
  • Relationship Guidance for Teens

    Would relationship education for teens help teens to create strong, meaningful relationships...it seems like yes! Co-authors Geoffrey Miller and Glenn Geher discuss how integrating education on intimate relationships in programs could get teens thinking about developing healthy relationships!

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  • Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Relationship Education
    Accessing knowledge to enhance your positive contributions to a relationship in the present or future
  • Is it time to delete our dating apps?

    "For better or worse, dating apps are here to stay"...but should they? Researchers continue to find mixed results about the impact that dating apps have on relationship initiation or even relationship quality. Regardless, it is easy to see that "in a short period of time, dating apps have fundamentally altered the psychology of relationships." 

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    Topics:
  • Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Media & Technology
    The influence of media and technology on romantic relationships
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Helping Teens Cope with a Friend's Suicide to Prevent Their Own

    New research on the risks for teens who know their friend attempted suicide.

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    Topics:
  • Mental Health & Personal Development
    Understanding and maximizing what each person brings to their romantic relationships and how relationships impact our mental health
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
  • Is #METOO Reducing the Career Risks for Women Who Report Sexual Violence?

    Check out this cool new research on how the #MeToo may have changed people's assumptions about the qualities of female employees who report workplace sexual violence.

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    Topics:
  • Physical, Emotional, & Sexual Violence
    Preventing, identifying, reducing, ending, and recovering from all types of relationship aggression (physical, emotional, and sexual)
    Trauma
    The influence of past and current traumatic events on romantic relationships and vice-versa
    Work/School-Life Balance
    Balancing the priorities of work/school and relationships
  • Internalized Homophobia

    To find out more about these scholars research, check out their article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fare.12311

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    The Effects of Talking with your Kid about Sex

    There are lots of myths surrounding what happens when you talk to your child about sex. Here's some research to help bust those myths!

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    Is It Time to Stop Avoiding and Time to Talk?

    Here's how to talk about conflict effectively with constructive confrontation techniques.

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    Topics:
  • Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
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