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Professor Of Psychology
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Clinical And Social Sciences In Psychology
Areas of expertise: Relationships and emotions: intimacy, attachment, and emotion regulation.
Harry Reis Homepage
In the News
This Sex Researcher Says Scientists Are Scared of Criticizing Monogamy
October 29, 2015
Here's the best way to make friends when you're a grown-up
March 13, 2015
What Your Psychologist Wants You to Know About Your Dating Apps
March 11, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Critics challenge the 'science behind online dating
March 04, 2015
Cupid's Arrow Turns Digital
February 01, 2012
Is Marriage Good for the Heart?
August 12, 2011
Harry Reis studies the factors that influence the quantity and closeness of social interaction, and the consequences of different patterns of socializing for health and psychological well-being. In his research, subjects keep detailed records on their on-going social interaction. These are tabulated by computer and related to various factors such as sex role, health, and emotional well-being. Professor Reis is also investigating some of the psychological processes that affect the course and conduct of close relationships. He is particularly interested in intimacy, attachment, and emotion regulation.