Professor Reis' research interests involve social interaction and close relationships.
Professor Reis studies the factors that influence the quantity and closeness of social interaction, and the consequences of different patterns of socializing for health and psychological well-being. In his research, subjects keep detailed records on their on-going social interaction. These are tabulated by computer and related to various factors such as sex role, health, and emotional well-being.
Professor Reis is also investigating some of the psychological processes that affect the course and conduct of close relationships. He is particularly interested in intimacy, attachment, and emotion regulation.
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- PSY 519: General Linear Models (Data Analysis II)
- PSY 555: Social Psychology of Close Relationships
- PSY 550: Social Psychology of Emotion
- Reis, H. T., Crasta, D., Rogge, R. D., Maniaci, M. R., & Carmichael, C. L. (2018). Perceived Partner Responsiveness Scale (PPRS). In D. L. Worthington & G. D. Bodie (Eds.), The Sourcebook of Listening Research: Methodology and Measures (pp. 516-521). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
- Carothers, B. J., & Reis, H. T. (2012). Men and Women Are From Earth: Examining the latent structure of Gender. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0030437.
- Finkel, E. J., Eastwick, P. W., Karney, B. R., Reis, H. T., & Sprecher, S. (2012). Online dating: A critical analysis from the perspective of psychological science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13, 3-66.
- King, K. B., & Reis, H. T. (in press). Marriage and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. Health Psychology.
- Reis, H. T. (in press). A brief history of relationship research in social psychology, In A. W. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.), Handbook of the history of social psychology.
- Reis, H. T. (in press). Why researchers should think "real-world": A conceptual rationale. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Connor (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods for studying daily life. New York: Guilford.
- Reis, H. T. (in press). Perceived partner responsiveness as an organizing theme for the study of relationships and well-being. In L. Campbell & T. J. Loving (Eds.), Close relationships: An interdisciplinary integration. Washington, DC.: APA Books.
- Reis, H. T., & Holmes, J. G. (in press). Perspectives on the situation. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Smith, S. M., & Reis, H. T. (in press). Perceived responses to capitalization attempts are influenced by self-esteem and relationship threat. Personal Relationships.
- Caprariello, P. A., & Reis, H. T. (2011). Perceived partner responsiveness minimizes defensive reactions to failure. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 365-372.
- Lane, R. D., Carmichael, C. L., & Reis, H. T. (2011). Differentiation in the momentary rating of somatic symptoms covaries with trait emotional awareness in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 185-192.
- Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). Familiarity does indeed promote attraction in live interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 557-570.
- Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). In live interaction, does familiarity promote attration or contempt? A reply to Norton, Frost, and Ariely (2011). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 575-578.
- Cacioppo, J. T., Reis, H. T., & Zautra, A. J. (2011). Social resilience: The value of social fitness with an application to the military. American Psychologist, 66, 43-51.
- Lane, R. D., Zareba, W., Reis, H. T., Peterson, D. R., & Moss, A. J. (2011). Changes in ventricular repolarization duration during typical daily emotion in patients with Long QT Syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 98-105.
- Gable, S. L., & Reis, H. T. (2010). Good news! Capitalizing on positive events in an interpersonal context. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (vol. 42, pp. 195-257). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
- Lee, S., Rogge, R. D., & Reis, H. T. (2010). Assessing the seeds of relationship decay: Using implicit evaluations to detect the early stages of disillusionment. Psychological Science, 21, 857-864.
- Reis, H. T., & Gosling, S. D. (2010). Social psychological methods outside the laboratory. In S. Fiske, D. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey, (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., vol. 1 pp. 82-114). New York: Wiley.
- Reis, H. T., Smith, S. M., Carmichael, C. L., Caprariello, P. A., Tsai, F. F., Rodrigues, A., & Maniaci, M. R. (2010). Are you happy for me? How sharing positive events with others provides personal and interpersonal benefits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 311-329.
- Tomlinson, J. M., Carmichael, C. L., Reis, H. T., & Aron, A. (2010). Affective forecasting and individual differences: Accuracy for relational events and anxious attachment. Emotion, 10, 447-453.
- Reis, H. T., & Sprecher, S. (2009). Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Reis, H. T. (2008). Reinvigorating the concept of situation in social psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Review. 12, 311-329.
- Reis, H. T. (2007). Steps toward the ripening of relationship science. Personal Relationships, 14, 1-23.
- Gable, S. L., Reis, H. T., Impett, E. A., & Asher, E. R. (2004). What do you do when things go right?: The intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of sharing positive events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 228-245.
- Reis, H. T., Clark, M. S., & Holmes, J. G. (2004). Perceived partner responsiveness as an organizing construct in the study of intimacy and closeness. In D. Mashek & A. Aron (Eds.), The handbook of closeness and intimacy (pp. 201-225). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Reis, H. T., & Judd, C. M. (Eds.) (2000). Handbook of research methods in social psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Reis, H. T., Collins, W. A., & Berscheid, E. (2000). The relationship context of human behavior and development. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 844-872.
- Berscheid, E., & Reis, H. T. (1998). Attraction and close relationships. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (4th ed., pp. 193-281). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Reis, H. T., & Wheeler, L. (1991). Studying social interaction with the Rochester Interaction Record. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 24, pp. 269-318). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.