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Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman’s scholarly activities have focused on close relationships, especially loneliness. He is co-author of the text, Intimate Relationships (McGraw-Hill) and co-editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships. In recent years he has published on the history of relationship research, the beginnings of relationships, interpersonal aspects of sexuality, the maintenance of relationships, the problematic aspects of relationships and the ways relationships foster well-being. He has served as editor or co-editor of four journals, including the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and Personal Relationships. He has been actively involved as an elected officer in the International Association of Relationship Research (IARR), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), the Canadian Psychological Association, and NCFR's Theory Construction and Research Methods workshop.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • De Jong Gierveld, J., & Perlman, D. (2006). Longstanding non-kin relationships of older adults in the Netherlands and the U.S.A. Research on Aging.

Other Publications:

  • Perlman, D. (2002). Maintaining and enhancing relationships: Concluding commentary. In J. M. Harvey & A. E. Wenzel (Eds.), Close romantic relationships: Maintenance and enhancement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Perlman, D., & Campbell, S. (2004). Sexuality in close relationships: Concluding commentary. In J. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality in close relationships (pp. 613-635). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Perlman, D., & Russell, D. (2004). Loneliness and health: Mental and physical. In. N. Anderson (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of health and behavior (Vol. 2, pp. 585-589). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Perlman, D., & Surra. C. A. (Eds.). (2003). Contextual Influences on Relationships (Special issue). Personal Relationships, 10(3).

Courses Taught:

  • Applications of Theory and Research in Family Studies
  • Family Research
  • Relationship Development
  • Social Psychology

Dan Perlman
Human Development and Family Studies
UNCG School of Human Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170
United States

  • Phone: (336) 256-0134
  • Fax: (336) 334-5076

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