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Boston Couples Study

  • By: Zick Rubin, Letitia Anne Peplau & Charles T. Hill
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The Boston Couples Study was a pioneering longitudinal study of American dating couples. Launched in 1972, the study initially followed college student couples for 2 years, as they moved toward long-term commitment or breakup. The study was notable for its integrative ...

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