Close, high quality relationships and goals-like training for a 5k and making new friends-are both integral to people's psychological well-being. My research examines how these two domains intersect. Below are selected publications examining this question.

Gomillion, S., Gabriel, S., Kawakami, K., & Young, A. F. (2017). Let’s stay home and watch TV: The benefits of shared media use for romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. [Abstract]

Gomillion, S., Murray, S. L., & Lamarche, V. M. (2015). Losing the wind beneath your wings: The prospective influence of romantic breakup on goal progress. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 513-520. [Abstract]

Murray, S. L., Gomillion, S., Holmes, J. G., & Harris, B. (2015) Inhibiting self-protective behavior in romantic relationships: Automatic partner attitudes as a resource for low self-esteem people. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 173-182. [Abstract]

Gomillion, S., Lamarche, V. M., Murray, S. L., & Harris, B. (2014) Protected by your self-control: The influence of partners’ self-control on actors’ responses to interpersonal risk. Social Psychological and Personality Science5, 873-882. [Abstract]

Gomillion, S., Gabriel, S., & Murray, S. (2014). A friend of yours is no friend of mine: Jealousy towards a romantic partner’s friends. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 636-643. [Abstract

Gomillion, S., & Murray, S. L. (2014). Shifting dependence: The influence of partner instrumentality and self-esteem on responses to interpersonal risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 57-69. [Abstract]

Murray, S. L., Gomillion, S., Holmes, J. G., Harris, B., & Lamarche, V.  (2013). The dynamics of relationship-promotion:  Controlling the automatic inclination to trust. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 305-334. [Abstract]

Selected press mentions: Wall Street JournalPsychology Today - 2,  Science of Relationships - 1, 2, The, BBC, The Telegraph, Huffington Post,