The primary research focus of the Sexuality and Relationship Science Lab is to understand people’s attitudes, judgments, and motives related to sexuality, intimacy, and romantic relationships. This is often done by applying social and cognitive psychological theories and testing them experimentally using sophisticated quantitative techniques.
In addition to the focus on sexuality and romantic relationships, many members of the lab have a passion for and research interests related to applied organizational and social psychology. Consequently, some members of the lab are actively involved a campus-wide initiative to assess the interpersonal climate reported by students and employees at UW Oshksoh. Additional members are participating in a system-wide program evaluation assessing the impact of the counseling services from 17 different colleges and universities within the UW System. Finally, some research in collaboration with the Dalhousie Family Medicine Teaching unit is being conducted related to the quality of primary care in Canada.