Marci E. Gleason


Assistant Professor

HDFS Faculty
Office: SEA 2.458
Lab: SEA 2.432


Office: 512-471-1617
Lab: 512-232-1968
Fax: 512-475-8662



Research Interests

Marci Gleason’s research focuses on how transitions or stressful contexts influence both individual and relationship processes. Currently she is investigating the role of social support in regulating emotion, health, and relationship functioning as couples become first time parents. Other topics of interest to her are: 1) how family togetherness influences important couple and parenting outcomes, 2) how pathological personality traits present in older adults, 3) the influence of personality disorders on health and relationship functioning as individuals age, and 4) how intensive longitudinal designs can be used to better understand both between- and within-person processes.

Select Publications

Gleason, M. E. J., Powers, A.D., & Oltmanns, T.F. (2012). The enduring impact of borderline personality pathology: Risk for threatening life events in later middle-age. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 447-457. doi: 10.1037/a0025564

Rafaeli, E., & Gleason, M. E. J. (2009). Skilled support within intimate relationships. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 1, 20-37.

Gleason, M. E. J., Harper, F. W. K., Eggly, S., Ruckdeschel, J. C., & Albrecht, T. L. (2009). The influence of patient expectations regarding cure on patient treatment decisions. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 263-269.

Gleason, M. E. J., Iida, M., Bolger, N. & Shrout, P. (2008). Receiving support as a mixed blessing: Evidence for dual effects of support on psychological outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 824-838.

Courses Recently Taught

HDF 304 – Family Relationships
HDF 372K – Family Development and Interaction or Families in Transition

HDF 380K – Analysis of Structure and Change in Dyadic Relationships