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dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Allison K.
dc.contributor.authorStanton, Sarah C. E.
dc.contributor.authorSbarra, David A.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T01:15:34Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T01:15:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-08
dc.identifier.citationFarrell, A. K., Stanton, S. C. E., & Sbarra, D. A. (2021). Good Theories in Need of Better Data: Combining Clinical and Social Psychological Approaches to Study the Mechanisms Linking Relationships and Health. Perspectives on Psychological Science.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1745-6916
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/17456916211027563
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/662878
dc.description.abstractThe study of intimate relationships and health is a fast-growing discipline with numerous well-developed theories, many of which outline specific interpersonal behaviors and psychological pathways that may give rise to good or poor health. In this article, we argue that the study of relationships and health can move toward interrogating these mechanisms with greater precision and detail, but doing so will require a shift in the nature of commonly used research methods in this area. Accordingly, we draw heavily on the science of behavior change and discuss six key methodologies that may galvanize the mechanistic study of relationships and health: dismantling studies, factorial studies, experimental therapeutics, experimental mediation research, multiple assessments, and recursive modeling. We provide empirical examples for each strategy and outline new ways in which a given approach may be used to study the mechanisms linking intimate relationships and health. We conclude by discussing the key challenges and limitations for using these research strategies as well as novel ideas about how to integrate this work into existing paradigms within the field.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2021.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectclinical psychologyen_US
dc.subjecthealthen_US
dc.subjectindirect effectsen_US
dc.subjectintervention scienceen_US
dc.subjectintimate relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectmechanismsen_US
dc.subjectmediationen_US
dc.subjectsocial psychologyen_US
dc.titleGood Theories in Need of Better Data: Combining Clinical and Social Psychological Approaches to Study the Mechanisms Linking Relationships and Healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1745-6924
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychology, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalPerspectives on Psychological Scienceen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1177/17456916211027563
dc.source.journaltitlePerspectives on Psychological Science
dc.source.beginpage174569162110275
refterms.dateFOA2022-01-13T01:15:35Z


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