I received my Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Development in 2011 from the University of Arizona and am currently employed as a Research Scientist in Cooperative Extension. I am interested in the relationship quality of adult romantic relationships (e.g., gay and lesbian, dating, married, and cohabiting couples) with an emphasis on how daily experiences impact relationship quality. Within this domain, I am particularly interested in daily hassles and the stress process. In my current position, I engage in research and outreach activities related to the well-being of military families.
Totenhagen, C. J., Curran, M. A., Serido, J., & Butler, E. A. (in press). Good days, bad days: Do sacrifices improve relationship quality? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Young, V., Curran, M. & Totenhagen, C. (in press). A daily diary study: Working to change the relationship and relational uncertainty in understanding positive relationship quality. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Totenhagen, C. J., Serido, J., Curran, M. A.., & Butler, E. A. (2012). Daily hassles and uplifts: A diary study on understanding relationship quality. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 719-728.
Totenhagen, C. J., Butler, E. A., & Ridley, C. A. (2012). Daily stress, closeness, and satisfaction in gay and lesbian couples. Personal Relationships, 19, 219-233.
Totenhagen, C. J. & Curran, M. A. (2011). Daily hassles, sacrifices, and relationship quality for pregnant cohabitors. Family Science, 2, 68-72.
Curran, M., Totenhagen, C., & Serido, J. (2010). How resources (or lack thereof) influence advice seeking on psychological well-being and marital risk: Testing pathways of the lack of financial stability, support, and strain. Journal of Adult Development, 17, 44-56.
Randall, B., Rotenberg, K. J., Totenhagen, C. J., Rock, M., & Harmon, C. (2010). A new scale for the assessment of adolescents’ trust beliefs. In Rotenberg, K. J. (Ed.), Interpersonal Trust During Childhood and Adolescence, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Ridley, C. A., Ogolsky, B. G., Gargle, P. B., Totenhagen, C. J., & Cate, R. M. (2008). Sexual expression: Its emotional context in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian couples. The Journal of Sex Research, 45, 305-314.
Serido, J., & Totenhagen, C. J. (2008). Stressors in adulthood. In D. Carr, R. Crosnoe, M. E. Hughes & A. Pienta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Publishing.