Institute of Mental Research
Institute of Mental Research

Liz Keneski

B.S., Colorado State University

Loving Lab
Liz Keneski



Liz Keneski is in her fifth year of the Human Development and Family Sciences doctoral program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines close relationship processes and employs social ecological and psychoneuroimmunological models. Specifically, her research interests include social network support and romantic partner support processes, romantic relationship development and transition norms, and psychological and physiological resilience to relationship stress.


Publications & Working Manuscripts



Harman, J. J., Wilson, K., & Keneski, E. (2010). Social and environmental contributors to perceived vulnerability and perception of risk for negative health consequences. In J. G. Lavino & R. B. Neumann (Eds.), Psychology of Risk Perception (pp.1-45). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


Keneski, E., & Loving, T. J. (in press). Network perceptions of daters’ romances. To appear in C. R. Agnew (Ed.), Social Influences on Romantic Relationships Beyond the Dyad. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.


Loving, T. J. & Keneski, E. (in press). Relationship researchers put the ‘psycho’ in psychoneuroimmunology. To appear in C. R. Agnew & S. South (Eds.), Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.




Crockett, E. E., Keneski, E., Yeager, K., &Loving, T. J. Breaking the mold: Evaluating a non-punitive domestic violence rehabilitation program. Journal of Family Violence.


Harman, J. J., Stewart, A., Keneski, E., & Agnew, C. (invited resubmission with revisions). Multilevel sources of power in intimate relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Review.


Keneski, E., Schoenfeld, E. A., & Loving, T. J. (accepted with minor revisions). Individual differences in the relationship transition context: Effects on physiological outcomes. Journal of Personality.




Boelter, J., Keneski, E., Loving, T. J., & Le, B. Information manipulation: Romantic relationship quality and disclosures to family and friends during emerging adulthood.


Keneski, E., Crockett, E. E., Neff, L. A., & Loving, T. J. Satisfaction with social network support moderates the effect of daily spousal conflict on diurnal cortisol.


Keneski, E., Loving, T. J., & Neff, L. A. And this relationship is just right: Applying the Goldilocks Principle to relationship development patterns.