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Marriage Lab Resources

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships

Other Materials and Links that May Help with your Relationship

  • Here are some books that we recommend (note that we have no financial interest in any of the following):
    • Reconcilable Differences by Andrew Christensen & Neil S. Jacobson
    • Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, & Susan L. Blumberg
    • Love Me Slender: How Smart Couples Team Up to Lose Weight, Exercise More, and Stay Healthy Together by Thomas N. Bradbury & Benjamin R. Karney
    • Guide To Getting It On! A Book About the Wonders of Sex by Paul Joannides
    • I Need Your Love - Is That True? How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead by Byron Katie
    • Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On -- Together or Apart by Douglas K. Snyder, Donald H. Baucom, & Kristina Coop Gordon
  • To find a therapist, check here or here.

  • Domestic Violence Services in the Greater Binghamton area

  • More on Domestic Violence in New York State

Materials Generated by Our Lab

The following is a partial list of some of the research and clinical materials that we have developed. Please let us know if you are using them and how your use of them has gone. 

Positive and Negative Semantic Differential: A Measure of Relationship Satisfaction

  • pdf version (50.6kb)
  • MS Word version (15.0kb)
    Citation: Mattson, R. E., Rogge, R. D., Johnson, M. D., Davidson, E. K. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). The positive and negative semantic dimensions of relationship satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 20, 328-355. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2012.01412.x

The Behavioral Affect Rating System

  • Manual (.pdf, 21.2kb)
    Citation: Johnson, M. D. (2002). The observation of specific affect in marital interactions: Psychometric properties of a coding system and a rating system. Psychological Assessment, 14, 423-438. doi: 10.1037//1040-3590.14.4.423
  • Manual in German .pdf, 20.1kb)
    For citation information, please contact Lesley Verhofstadt.  

Relationship Measures Translated into Spanish (for citation information, please contact Karen Aizaga or Matthew D. Johnson)


Relationship Measures Translated into German


The staff of the Marriage Lab frequently draws upon the resources available through other organizations. The following is a partial list of the organizations from which we benefit. 


Last Updated: 4/19/16