Linda K. Acitelli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. Her research on relationships has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Her major research interests are cognition and communication in relationships, specifically thinking and talking about relationships and the factors that determine their impact on individual and relationship well-being. In 1995, the International Network on Personal Relationships awarded her the Gerald R. Miller Award for her early career achievements.
Arthur Aron received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1970 in social psychology. His main research interests are in motivation and cognition in personal relationships and the role of personal relationships in intergroup relations. He is currently Associate Editor for the Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes Section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He teaches in the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Elaine N. Aron received her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 1995 in clinical psychology with a specialization in depth psychology. Her research interests are personal relationships, adult temperament, and the depth psychology of culture. Her most recent book is The Highly Sensitive Person (Carol/Birch Lane Press, 1996). Elaine consults and maintains a private practice in San Francisco.
Ximena Arriaga is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Purdue University. Her research concerns the developmental course of dating relationships (e.g., how variability over time in adherence factors influences the stability of ongoing relationships), interpersonal violence (both basic research and community issues), and subtle forms of prejudice. She has received several funding awards from the National Institute of Mental Health and The Fletcher Jones Foundation.
Stanley O. Gaines, Jr, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Pomona College and in the Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies at The Claremont Colleges. His primary research interests include cultural value orientations, ethnicity, personality characteristics, and gender as influences on interpersonal resource exchange, responses to partners' dissatisfaction, and