Department of Psychology

Couples Research Lab

The Couples Research Lab is dedicated to understanding intimate relationships and improving relationship-based interventions available to individuals and couples. Our work focuses on couples coping with mental illness, conflict, or intimate partner aggression and on preventing violence within relationships. We are housed within the Psychology Department of Southern Methodist University. The lab is directed by Lorelei Simpson Rowe, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas who has conducted research on couple relationships and relationship-based interventions for over 15 years.