Many times we think of physical and mental health as just affecting one person (i.e. the overweight individual or the individual suffering from depression); however, we know that for individuals in a romantic relationship, their experiences can be uniquely linked to their partner's experiences.
Specifically, my research focuses on understanding romantic partners’ interpersonal emotion systems. Using a multi-method approach, including measures of emotional experience, behavioral observation, and autonomic physiology, I am able to examine how various individual phenomena - attachment, physical and mental health, and stress - not only affects one partner’s individual experience but their partner’s experience as well.
My research utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, which includes aspects of family studies and multiple domains of psychology (i.e. health, developmental, social, and clinical). Additionally, based on my work as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Family Research and Counseling in Switzerland, I try to bridge my work to clinical interventions designed to help couples with stress in their relationship. Specific clinical interests include preventions and interventions specific to couples.
Emotional coordination and coregulation in romantic couples
Couples psychological and physical well-being
Stress in romantic relationships
PI (Co-I: Reed & Raison): Depression, Interpersonal Relationships and Emotions (DIRE).
Co-I (PI: Raison): Using whole body hyperthermia (WBH) to treat Major Depression (MDD): Impacts on interpersonal emotions and relationship functioning.
Project Director (PI: Butler): Relationships, emotions, and eating: A dynamic systems investigation of weight gain. Funded by NIH.
FCSC 202: Introduction to Research Methods (live & online)
FSHD 237: Close Relationships (online)
FSHD 257: Dynamics of Family Relations (online)
FSHD 401: Basic Counseling Skills
FSHD 405: Theories of Counseling (online)
FSHD 427a: Problems in Human Development & Family Relations (online)
SERP 546: Counseling Skills & Techniques
Randall, A. K.. Post, J. H., Reed, R. G. & Butler, E. A. (in press). Cooperating with your romantic partner: Associations with interpersonal emotional coordination. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships.
Borelli, J. L., Sbarra, D. A., Randall, A. K., Snavely, J. E., St John, H. K., & Ruiz, S. K. (in press). Linguistic indicators of wives’ attachment security and communal orientation during military deployment. Family Process.
Reed, R.G., Randall, A.K., Post, J.H., & Butler, E. A. (in press). Partner influence and in-phase versus anti-phase physiological linkage in romantic couples. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Butler, E. A. & Randall, A. K. (in press). Emotional coregulation in close relationships. Emotion Review.
Burke, T. J., Randall, A. K., Corkery, S. A., Young, V. J., & Butler, E. A. (2012). "You're going to eat that?": Relationship processes and conflict among mixed weight couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 1109-1130.
Bodenmann, G. & Randall, A. K. (2012). Common factors in the enhancement of dyadic coping. Behavior Therapy, 43, 88-98.
Randall, A. K., Corkery, S. A., Duggi, D., Kamble, S. V. & Butler, E. A. (2011). “We’re having a good (or bad) day”: Difference in emotional synchrony in married couples in the United States and India. Family Science, 2, 203-211.
Butler, E. A, Young, V., & Randall, A. K. (2010). Suppressing to please, eating to cope: The effect of overweight women's emotion suppression on romantic relationships and eating. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 559-623.
Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2009). The role of stress on close relationships and marital satisfaction. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 105-115.
CHAPTERS & ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (in press). Marital therapy for dealing with depression. Chapter in M. Powers (Ed.), Mood disorders: A handbook of science and practice (2nd Ed). West Sussex, London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2013). Family stress. Entry in M. Gellman & J. R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (p. 771-773). Springer Publishing.
Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2013). Therapy, Family and Marital. Entry in M. Gellman & J. R. Turner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (p. 1967-1973). Springer Publishing.
Randall, A. K., Bodenmann, G., Molgora, S., & Margola, D. (2010). The benefit of stress and coping research in couples for couple therapy. Chapter in F. Angeli (Ed.), Close relationships and community psychology: An international psychological perspective. Milan: Catholic University.