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Dr Stanley Gaines
Senior Lecturer in Psychology


Research interests span aceoss the fields of relationship science (e.g., impact of traits, values, attitudes, and other aspects of personality on interdependence processes in close relationships, ethnic studies (e.g., links among aspects of ethnic attitudes and ethnic behaviour among members of various ethnic groups), and international development (e.g., psychometric properties of scales that were designed to measure aspects of inner wellbeing among individuals in various nations).


PhD in Psychology (University of Texas at Austin, USA, 1991)

BSc with Honours in Psychology (University of Texas at Arlington, 1985)


Within the College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS), currently serving as Asosciate Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE).

Newest selected publications

Gaines, S. (2022) 'Processes in International Relationships: A Critical Review'. Personal Relationships, 29 (3). pp. 524 - 545. ISSN: 1350-4126 Open Access Link

Journal article

Gaines, SO. and Mickelson, KD. (2021) 'Support communication in culturally diverse families: The role of stigma, revisited', in Vangelisti, AL. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Family Communication. New York; London : Routledge. pp. 187 - 200. ISBN 10: 1-003-04342-9. ISBN 13: 978-0-367-48903-8. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Randall, AK., Leon, G., Basili, E., Martos, T., Boiger, M., Baldi, M., et al. (2021) 'Coping with global uncertainty: Perceptions of COVID-19 psychological distress, relationship quality, and dyadic coping for romantic partners across 27 countries'. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39 (1). pp. 3 - 33. ISSN: 0265-4075 Open Access Link

Journal article

Gaines, SO. and Ferenczi, N. (2019) 'Relationship maintenance across cultural groups', in Ogolsky, BG. and Monk, JK. (eds.) Relationship Maintenance: Theory, Process, and Context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 284 - 303. ISBN 10: 1-108-30432-X. ISBN 13: 978-1-108-41985-7.

Book chapter

Gaines, SO. (2019) 'Personality Psychology: The Basics'. London: Routledge. ISSN 10: 0-429-05603-6 ISSN 13: 978-0-367-17289-3

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