Matthew D. Johnson

Chair & Professor of Psychology and Director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory, Binghamton University, State University of New York

I investigate the developmental course of marital distress and dissolution from a scientific perspective. To better understand the antecedents of marital discord, I examine the behaviors, cognitions and emotions of couples. I am currently expanding on this research by determining whether the current body of empirical literature about the predictors of relationship discord applies to low-income couples and people of color. I am also interested in outcome research on programs designed to prevent marital distress and dissolution.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology and Director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory, Binghamton University, State University of New York

Publications

  • 2016
    Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage, http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118521285.html