Timothy Loving is assistant professor in Human Development and Family Sciences in the university’s Department of Human Ecology. He is also a faculty affiliate in the Population Research Center. Dr. Loving is primarily interested in the relationship support process. Specifically, he investigates the reasons for, and consequences of, romantically involved individuals’ conversations with their friends and family about the romantic relationship.
Dr. Loving’s current projects include assessment of the amount and type of contact dating participants have with their friends and family as well as the extent to which close relationships and friendships increase versus decrease psychological and physiological stress responses to various situations (for example, separation from a partner, discussion of the current state of the relationship, etc.).
Family Relationships, HDF 304