Couples' Interactions Study

Contact information

Please read the information below, and email for more information or to sign up to participate!


You and your partner are eligible to participate if you:

  • Have been dating/together for more than 6 months but less than 15 years
  • Are both at least 18 years old
  • Are both fluent in English and comfortable having discussions together in English
  • Are not pregnant

The Study 

  • Answer a ~1 hour survey online
  • During a ~2.5 hour lab visit at the University of Minnesota 
    • Do a computer task
    • Answer questions
    • Have several private but video-recorded interactions with your partner:
      • During some interactions, we will monitor your physiological signals, such as heart rate, using sensors that stick to your skin
      • In one discussion, you will work together on a task
      • In one discussion, you will try to resolve an important problem in your relationship
  • Answer a ~5-10 min survey online 4 months after the lab session


  • Very flexible 
  • Available days, nights, and weekends


  • An Amazon gift card of $80 per couple
    • The gift card covers $35 per person + $5 per person to reimburse you for any parking or transportation expenses
  • For UMN students in a class offering REP points, 7 REP points are available instead of your portion of the gift card


  • The study takes place in Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology building on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus
  • Address: 75 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please contact for more information or to sign up to participate!