Friendship, social relationships, and happiness across cultures
We study different types of friendship (e.g., friends with benefits) and close relationships by focusing on various relationship experiences, such as perceived responses to capitalization attempts, among emerging adults in different cultures. Our goal is to examine how and why these experiences are related to happiness.
1) Comparing friends with benefits relationships to platonic friendships
2) Do friendship experiences explain the association between perceived responses to capitalization attempts and happiness?
3) What is the role of respect in romantic relationships and happiness?
4) Happiness maintenance strategies among emerging adults in Turkey and the U.S.
5) Perceived friendship uniqueness: Does it predict happiness above and beyond personality?