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)
Chong, J. Y., Theisen, J. C., Fraley, R. C., & Ogolsky, B. G. (Accepted/In press). Self, partner, and observers' humor perceptions: Relative validity of ratings across sources. Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12379
Lozano, E. B., Sze, W. Y., Fraley, R. C., & Chong, J. Y. (2021). Dyadic effects of attachment and relationship functioning. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(5), 1572-1595. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407521999443
Lozano, E. B., & Fraley, R. C. (2021). Put your mask on first to help others: Attachment and sentinel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110487
Zhang, Q., Hou, Z. J., Fraley, R. C., Hu, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., & Guo, X. (Accepted/In press). Validating the Experiences in Close Relationships–Relationship Structures Scale among Chinese Children and Adolescents. Journal of Personality Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2021.1947844
Fraley, R. C., Gillath, O., & Deboeck, P. R. (Accepted/In press). Do Life Events Lead to Enduring Changes in Adult Attachment Styles? A Naturalistic Longitudinal Investigation. Journal of personality and social psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000326