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Timothy J. Loving

Ph.D., Purdue University

Associate Professor
Timothy J. Loving



Timothy Loving’s current research program focuses on three primary topics: (a) the biological and psychological consequences associated with development and deterioration of nonmarital relationships, (b) the relative roles of friends and family members as the romantically-involved navigate the transitions that characterize romantic relationships, and how these relationship support processes influence the state and fate of romances, (c) and the application of social-psychological models to increase understanding of parenting processes and outcomes. Dr. Loving uses a variety of methods to study these topics, including experimental, cross-sectional, longitudinal and physiological assessments methods. 


Adolescence and young adulthood; interpersonal relationships and its relation to mental health; parenting and caregiving.
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