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GLEASON, MARCI E J

Marci E Gleason

Associate Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences



mgleason@mail.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-1617

Office Location
SEA 2.446

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
108 E DEAN KEETON ST, Stop A2702
AUSTIN, TX 78712-1248

Ph.D., New York University (2004)
B.S., Pennsylvania State University (1998)

Research Interests

I am accepting graduate students for Fall 2019.

My substantive research interests center on the influence of major life transitions on adults’ mental, physical, and relationship health. The focus of my research program is on the fundamental question of how close relationships, as social contexts, influence individuals’ ability to cope with both big and small stressors associated with major life transitions. In order to gain a deeper understanding of this question, I conduct intensive longitudinal studies of dyads and groups that allow me to explore adjustment and change at the individual, group, and societal level.

Select Publications

Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Zeiders, K. H., Sim, L., & Gleason, M. J. (2018). Acute salivary cortisol response among Mexican American adolescents in immigrant families. Cultural Diversity And Ethnic Minority Psychology, doi:10.1037/cdp0000218

Ryon, H., & Gleason, M. E. J. (2018). Reciprocal support and perceived control: Developing a better understanding of daily support transactions across a major life transition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Sened, H., Lazarus, G., Gleason, M. E. J., Rafaeli, E., & Fleeson, W. (2018). The use of longitudinal methods in explanatory personality research. European Journal of Personality.

Shrout, P.E., Stadler, G., Lane, S.P., McClure, M.J., Jackson, G.L., Clavel, F.D., Iida, M., Gleason, M.E.J., Xu, J.H., & Bolger, N. (2018). Initial elevation bias in subject reports. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (1), E15-E23.

Iida, M., Gleason, M. E. J., Rappaport-Green, A., Bolger, N., & Shrout, P. (2017). Daily coping choices and the influence of daily coping on anxiety under examination stress: A model of interindividual differences in intraindividual change. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 907-923. doi: 10.1177/0146167217700605

Barkalifa, E., Gleason, M. E. J., & Rafaeli, E. (2017). Daily support equity in romantic couples. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550617725150

Walsh, C., Neff, L., & Gleason, M. E. J. (2017). The role of emotional capital during the early years of marriage: Why everyday moments matter. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 513-519. doi:10.1037/fam0000277.

Gleason, M. E. J., & Iida, M. (2015). Social Support. In M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, J. A. Simpson, J. F. Dovidio(Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, Volume 3: Interpersonal Relations (pp. 351-370). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Gleason, M. E. J., Weinstein, Y., Balsis, S. & Oltmanns, T. F. (2014). The enduring impact of maladaptive personality traits on relationship quality and health in later life. Journal of Personality 82, 493-501.

 Ryon, H. & Gleason, M. E. J. (2014).The Role of Locus of Control in Daily Life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 121-131.

  • College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2012

Gleason, M. E. J. As if Being Married Wasn’t Hard Enough: Support, Empathy, and Closeness across the Transition to Parenthood (2018). Invited paper to be presented at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Relationships Preconference. Seattle, Washington.

Crocket, E. E., Neff, L. A., & Gleason, M. E. J. Holding your tongue is costly: The ironic consequences of using emotional suppression to avoid marital conflict (2018). Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Gleason, M. E. J., Bar-Kalifa, E., Pshedetxky-Shochat, R., Ryon, H., & Rafaeli, E. The influence of both perceived control and level of support on the benefits and costs of social support exchanges (2018). Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Gleason, M. E. J. The importance of both perceived and felt competence in support exchanges (2018). Symposium moderated at the International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Bornstein, J. X. & Gleason, M. E. J. Understanding under duress: The influence of a major life stressor and daily stressors on empathic accuracy (2018). Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Walsh, C., Neff, L., & Gleason, M. E. J. The role of emotional capital during the early years of marriage: Why everyday moments matter (2017). Paper presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

Gleason, M. E. J. & Walsh, C. Daily marital satisfaction across the transition to parenthood: New parents are happier when their partners report feeling connected to their baby. (2016). Paper presented at the biennial conference of The International Association of Relationship Researchers, Toronto, Canada.

Gleason, M. E. J. and Ryon, H. Self-efficacy and social support: Support is unlikely to relieve anxiety when it is most needed. (2015). Paper presented at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado.

Gleason, M. E. J. and Howland, M. We get what we give and feel better for it: Reciprocation of capitalization in couples. (2015). Paper presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference. Long Beach, California.

Gleason, M. E. J. and Tennant, P. The relationship benefits of family activities. (2014). Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Biennial Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

 

HDF 304: Family Relationships

HDF 372K: Families in Transition

HDF 380K: Foundational Satistics and Nested Models