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?

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
  • Healthy Communication Tips

    Coconuts, horsemen, and time-outs: Tips for improving communication in all of your relationships!

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    The Keys to a Happier, Healthier Sex Life

    Great news... we're all sexually normal! Listen to Dr. Emily Nagoski share her research on what makes us normal, what turns us on and off, and how to fully embrace our sexual desires with confidence and without shame! 

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    Topics:
  • Sexuality
    Development, culture, and values related to human sexuality and talking about sex in relationships
  • What Young Adults Really Want from the "Birds and the Bees"

    Talking to your kids about sex can be scary! Here are some tips from young adults that you can incorporate into your talks with your child

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