R. Chris Fraley is a Professor at the University of Illinois's Department of Psychology. He received his PhD from the University of California, Davis in 1999 in Social-Personality Psychology. In 2007 he received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Individual Differences. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Chris's research involves the study of attachment processes in close relationships, personality dynamics and development, and research methods. He is also broadly interested in issues at the interface of social cognition, development, evolution, and psychodynamics.
Ph.D. from University of California, Davis (1999)
Dugan, K. A., Fraley, R. C., Gillath, O., & Deboeck, P. R. (Accepted/In press). Changes in global and relationship-specific attachment working models. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211051408
Dugan, K. A., Khan, F., & Fraley, R. C. (Accepted/In press). Dismissing Attachment and Global and Daily Indicators of Subjective Well-Being: An Experience Sampling Approach. Personality and social psychology bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672221089781
Dugan, K. A., & Fraley, R. C. (Accepted/In press). The roles of parental and partner attachment working models in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075221075254
Zhang, Q., Hou, Z. J., Fraley, R. C., Hu, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., & Guo, X. (2022). Validating the Experiences in Close Relationships–Relationship Structures Scale among Chinese Children and Adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment, 104(3), 347-358. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2021.1947844
The Collaboration on Attachment Transmission Synthesis (2022). The latent structure of the adult attachment interview: Large sample evidence from the collaboration on attachment transmission synthesis. Development and psychopathology, 34(1), 307-319. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000978