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?

Family Relationships Impact Teen Depression

Family relationships impact depression symptoms experienced by teenagers and young adults- learn how influences differ for boys and girls!

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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
    Parenting/Transition to Parenthood
    Recognizing the interaction between parenting and romantic relationship quality and how to sustain your relationship throughout the life stage of parenthood
  • Empowerment of Women: Guest Speaker Michelle Washburn-Busk at the Women of Light Conference

    In a culture that often accepts the myth of gender equality, what are the obvious and subtle ways that women are disempowered? What are the costs of these forms of sexism? Join Michelle Washburn-Busk as she answers these questions and provides the four ingredients to gender equality that promote female empowerment.

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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
    Values
    Recognizing and understanding how partners’ values (e.g., adventure, commitment, humor, etc.) influence expectations and behaviors in romantic relationships
  • Young Adults are Remaining Single Longer

    A recent social survey shows that young adults are remaining single longer. There are several good reasons for this trend, too!

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    Online Dating Success

    Ever wonder what makes a first face-to-face date successful after meeting your potential romantic partner online?

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    Mythbusting therapy

    Nate talks about what therapy looks like and who gives therapy. He breaks common myths about what therapy is and is not.

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  • Therapy
  • 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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    Topics:
  • 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
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