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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 finished 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 finished 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

 


We have now completed data collection for the SFU Speed Dating Study. We are conducting analyses and will post results here soon. 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

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 finished analyzing the data, we will post our results.

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.