Social Psychology, Marriage and the Family, Close Relationships, Sexuality. Relationship initiation; love; compassionate love; equity and exchange; sexual attitudes; Internet dating services
Ph D Sociology
University of Wisconsin
Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
Sprecher, S. Compassionate love. L. Bormans (EDs), The world book of love: The knowledge and wisdom of 100 love professors from all around the world. Lannoo publishers (2013): 64-65.
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Fehr, B., & Sprecher, S. Compassionate love: What we know so far. M. Hojjat & D. Cramer (EDs), Positive psychology of love. Oxford Press (2013): 106-120.
Sprecher, S., & Metts, S. Logging on, hooking up: The changing nature of romantic relationship initiation and romantic relating. C. Hazan & M. Campa (EDs), Human bonding: The science of affectional ties. Guilford Press (2013): 197-225.
Treger, S., Sprecher, S., Hatfield, E., & Erber, R. Women's sexuality in close relationships. D. Castaneda (EDs), The essential handbook of women's sexuality. Praeger (2013): 47-68.
Schmeeckle, M., & Sprecher, S. Widening Circles: Interactive Connections between Immediate Family and Larger Social Networks. A. Vangelisti (EDs), Routledge Handbook of Family Communication (2ND edition).. Routledge. (2012): 302-317.
Willetts, M., Sprecher, S., & Beck, F. Overview of sexual practices and attitudes within relational contexts. The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships (2004): 57-85.
Sprecher, S., Felmlee, D., Metts, S., & Cupach, W. Relationship initiation and development. J. Simpson & J. Dovidio (EDs), Volume 2: Interpersonal Relationships and Group Processes. American Psychological Association (2015)
Hatfield, E., & Sprecher, S. Seduction. Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Wiley-Blackwell (2014)
Treger, S., Sprecher, S., & Hatfield, E. Love. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research and Well-being Research. Springer (2014): 3708-3712.
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Sprecher, S., Hampton, A., Jones, H., & Femlee, D. Can I connect with both you and my social network? Access to network-salient communication technology and get-acquainted interactions. Computers in Human Behavior 62 (2016): 423-432.
Sprecher, S., Regan, P., & Orbuch, T. Who does the work? Partner perceptions of relationship initiation and maintenance. Interpersona 10 (2016): 13-27.
Sinclair, C., Felmlee, D., Sprecher, S., & Wright, B. Don't tell me who I can't love: A multi-method investigation of social network and reactance effects on romantic relationships.. Social Psychology Quarterly 78 (2015): 77-99.
Sprecher, S., Treger, S., Fisher, A., Hilaire, N., Grzybowski, M., & . Association between self-expansion and actual and perceived (dis)similarity and their joint effects on attraction in initial interactions.. Self and Identity 14 (2015): 369-389.
Sprecher, S., & Treger, S. The benefits of turn-taking reciprocal self-disclosure in get-acquainted interactions.. Personal Relationships 22 (2015): 460-475.
Can I connect with both you and my social network?: Access to network-salient communication technology and get-acquainted interaction.. Mini-conference for the International Association for Relationship Research. (2015)
Heterosexual couples' perceptions of balance of the work of relationship initiation and maintenance. Society for the Personality and Social Psychology. (2015)
The Study of Get-Acquainted Interactions through the Social Interaction Paradigm. Department of Psychology; University of California - San Bernardino. (2015)
The Study of Get-acquainted Interactions Using the Social Interaction Paradigm. Department of Human and Community Development. (2015)
Elevating Positive Mood Through Getting-Acquainted Interactions: Results from Two Get-Acquainted Interaction Studies. Midwest Psychological Association Meeting. (2014)
"Self-Expansion in Initial Interactions: Effects of Perceived and Actual Similarity". Annual Conference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. (2014)
Role of Similarity in Activity Preferences in a Sample of Romantic Couples. Mini-Conference for the International Association for Relationship Research. (2013)
Taking Turns: Reciprocal Self-Disclosure Promotes Liking in Initial Interactions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. (2013)
The Influence of Compassionate Love on Disengagement Strategies Used to End a Relationship. Mini-Conference for the International Association for Relationship Research. (2013)
The Study of Relationship Initiation: Findings from Three Studies Using the Social Interaction Paradigm. Midwest Psychological Association. (2013)