Liz Keneski

PRC Graduate Student TraineeB.S., Colorado State University

PRC Graduate Student Trainee; Recipient NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Liz Keneski



Liz is a current graduate student in the Department of Human Development & Family Sciences at UT Austin. After spending two years as a Lab and Project Manager in the same Department for projects examining newlywed couples' transitions into marriage and parenthood, her research now focuses on the reciprocal influences of close relationship processes and physical health.

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.