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Lab Projects

Long-Distance Relationship Study

Doing an exchange or co-op semester away from your home university? Will you be in a long-distance relationship during your semester away? If yes, you and your partner might be eligible to participate in the Long-Distance Relationship Study to help the SFU Close Relationships Lab learn more about how couples navigate long-distance relationships and receive up to $80 as a couple. Click here for more information.


Relationships at a Distance Study

We have completed our data collection for this study, and are no longer looking for volunteers to participate. Thank you to all our couples. Once we are finishing analyzing the data, we will post our results.

Are you living long-distance from your romantic partner? If yes, you and your partner might be eligible to participate in the Relationships at a Distance Study to help the SFU Close Relationships Lab learn more about how partners can successfully negotiate being away from one another and have the chance to win either a $100 or one of two $50 prizes! To learn more, please contact Brittany Lasanen at couples@sfu.ca or (778) 782-7155 with your and your partner’s names and email addresses. Click here for more information.

 


Couples Daily Experiences Study

We have completed our data collection for this study, and are no longer looking for volunteers to participate. Thank you to all our couples. Once we are finishing analyzing the data, we will post our results.

Are you married with no kids? Want to help researchers learn more about married couples’ daily lives? If so, you may be eligible to participate in the Couples Daily Experiences Study at Simon Fraser University. Couples will be paid up to $135 for their participation in a 3-week study. To learn more, please call 778-782-7155 or email couples@sfu.ca

 


The beginning phase of the SFU Speed Dating Study has just wrapped up. Over the next few months, we will be collecting more data and conducting analyses. We thank all the participants who were able to take part in this study! Click here for the link to the article featured in the Vancouver Sun!

 


 

The Couples Communication Study is designed to learn more about how couples communicate and deal with challenges in their relationship including hurt feelings and tensions in their sexual relationship. Our primary goal is to understand how the nature and quality of communication about important relationship issues shape the developmental course of relationships, and to develop tools to help couples enhance relationship functioning.

Update as of November 2015:

We have finished data collection and we will be working on the analysis of the data from this project over the following year. Once we have completed the analysis, we will contact the couples with information about the results of the study. Results will also be posted here on our website. 

We sincerely appreciate all the support and participation of the couples in the Couples Communication Study! Without the involvement of the couples, this research would not be possible and we appreciate their contribution. Our research staff and Dr. Cobb have enjoyed the opportunity to learn more from our participants about how relationships change and develop, and we appreciate the willingness to take time from busy schedules to take part in this important study.