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Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
Unidel A. Gilchrist Sparks III Chair in the Social Sciences & Professor
Accepting graduate students for 2019-2020
Office Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:45-12:00, & By Appointment
University of Delaware
231 Wolf Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Lab Phone: 302-831-8188

Background and Interests

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau is the Unidel A. Gilchrist Sparks III Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Senior Research Scientist at Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute. His interests focus on understanding the processes by which partners in marital and romantic relationships develop and maintain intimacy within the context of everyday life. His methodological interests include intensive longitudinal methods and applications of modern methods for the analysis of change in individuals and dyads. More recently, Prof. Laurenceau has been studying how couples cope with and maintain connection amidst health-related adversity, including breast cancer and diabetes.

Prof. Laurenceau has been an appointed member of the Social, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes grant review panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has served on the editorial boards of ​Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In addition to having been the recipient of an NIH K01 Research Scientist Development Award, Prof. Laurenceau has been principal investigator or co-investigator on NIH-funded research projects granted by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the National Cancer Institute. He is the co-author of the 2013 book Intensive Longitudinal Methods: An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research.


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Regularly Taught

PSYC861: Psychological Statistics II (Regression Analysis)

PSYC878: Hierarchical Linear Modeling

PSYC867: Structural Equation Modeling

Recent Publications

Dr. Laurenceau's Google Scholar Link

Soriano, E. C., Otto, A. K., Siegel, S. D., & Laurenceau, J.-P. (2017). Partner social constraints and early-stage breast cancer: Longitudinal associations with psychosexual adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 574-583.

Brown, E. D., Garnett, M., Anderson, K., & Laurenceau, J.-P. (2017). Can the arts get under the skin? Arts and cortisol for economically disadvantaged children. Child Development, 88, 1368-1381.

Dwyer, L., Bolger, N., Laurenceau, J.-P., Patrick, H., Oh, A., Nebeling, L., & Hennessy, E. (2017). Autonomous motivation and fruit/vegetable intake in parent-adolescent dyads. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52, 863-871.

Otto, A. K., Szczesny, E. C., Soriano, E. C., Laurenceau, J.-P., & Siegel, S. D. (2016). Effects of a randomized gratitude intervention on death-related fear of recurrence in breast cancer survivors. Health Psychology, 35, 1320-1328.

Fowers, B. J., Laurenceau, J.-P., Penfield, R., Cohen, L. M., Owenz, M., & Pasipanodya, E. (2016). Enhancing relationship quality measurement: The development of the Relationship Flourishing Scale. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 997-1007.

Jongerling, J., Laurenceau, J.-P., & Hamaker, E. L. (2015). A multilevel AR(1) model: Allowing for inter-individual differences in trait-scores, inertia, and innovation variance. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 334–349.

Representative Publications

​Bolger, N., & Laurenceau, J.-P. (2013). Intensive longitudinal methods: An introduction to diary and experience sampling research. New York: Guilford Press.

Belcher, A. J., Laurenceau, J.-P., Graber, E. C., Cohen, L. H., Dasch-Yee, K. B., & Siegel, S. D. (2011). Daily support in couples coping with early-stage breast cancer: Maintaining intimacy during adversity. Health Psychology, 30, 665–673.

Graber, E. C., Laurenceau, J.-P., & Carver, C. S. (2011). Integrating the dynamics of personality and close relationship processes: Methodological and data analytic implications. [Special issue: Understanding How Personality Operates in the Social World] Journal of Personality, 79, 1403–1439.

Laurenceau, J.-P., Feldman Barrett, L., & Rovine, M. J. (2005). The interpersonal process model of intimacy in marriage: A daily-diary and multilevel modeling approach. Journal of Family Psychology 19, 314-323.

Laurenceau, J.-P., & Bolger, N. (2005). Using diary methods to study marital and family processes. [Special Issue on Methodology in Family Science] Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 86-97.



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