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Frank Fincham

Eminent Scholar; Director, FSU Family Institute
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310 Longmire Building
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Dr. Frank Fincham

Education:

  • D. Phil., Social Psychology, Oxford University, 1980
  • Post Doc and M.A., Clinical Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook, 1982
  • M.A.,    Developmental Psychology, Witwatersrand, 1977
  • B.A.,    (Hons), Witwatersrand, 1975
  • B.A.,    University of Natal, 1974

 

 

Grants:

  • The impact of intercessory prayer on marital outcomes (co-PI) ($1,129,825) 2005-2008
  • Efficacy of Program for Strong African American Marriages (PI) ($769,935) 2005-2009
  • A national model of relationship education for young adults (PI) ($2,612,104) 2006-2011

Research Interests:

  • Personal relationships: marriage/partnerships, particularly cognitive processes involved in conflict. The impact of interparental conflict/divorce on children.
  • Forgiveness in families.
  • Substance abuse in families, particularly the impact of parent training in the treatment of paternal alcohol and dependence.

Selected Publications:

  • Fincham, F.D., Lambert, N.M., & Beach, S.R.H. (in press). Faith and unfaithfulness: Can praying for your partner reduce infidelity? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Fincham, F.D., & Rogge, R. (in press). Understanding relationship quality: Theoretical challenges and new tools for assessment. Journal of Family Theory and Review.
  • Fincham, F.D., & Beach, S.R.H. (2010). Marriage in the new millennium: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 630-649.
  • Fincham, F.D., & Beach, S.R.H. (2010). Of memes and marriage: Towards a positive relationship science. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 4-24
  • Lambert, N.M, Fincham, F.D., Marks, L.D. & Stillman, T.F.(2010). Invocations and intoxication: Does prayer decrease alcohol consumption? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 209-219.
  • Owen, J. & Fincham, F.D. (in press). Effects of gender and psychosocial factors on‘‘Friends with Benefits’’ relationships among young adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  • Owen, J., Rhoades, G., Stanley, S., & Fincham, F.D. (2010). Hooking up: Relationship differences and psychological correlates. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 553-563.
  • Lambert, N.M., Clark, M., Durtschi, J., Fincham, F.D., Graham, S. (2010). Benefits of expressing gratitude: Expressing gratitude to a partner changes the expresser’s view of the relationship. Psychological Science, 21, 574-580.
  • Lambert, N.M., Clark, M., Durtschi, J., Fincham, F.D., Graham, S. (2010). Benefits of expressing gratitude: Expressing gratitude to a partner changes the expresser’s view of the relationship. Psychological Science, 21, 574-580.
  • Lambert , N.M., Fincham, F.D., Stillman, T.F., Graham, S.M., & Beach, S.R.M. (2010). Motivating change in relationships: Can prayer increase forgiveness? Psychological Science,21, 126-132.
  • Paleari, F. G, Regalia, C., & Fincham, F.D. (2009). Measuring offence-specific forgiveness in marriage: The Marital Offence-specific Forgiveness Scale (MOFS). Psychological assessment, 21, 194-209..
  • Braithwaite, S., & Fincham, F.D. (2009). A randomized clinical trial of a computer based preventive intervention: Replication and extension of ePREP. Journal of Family Psychology,23,32-38.
  • Hall, J.H., & Fincham, F.D. (2009). Psychological distress: Precursor or consequence of dating infidelity? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 143-59
  • Lambert, N.L., Graham, S., & Fincham, F.D. (2009). A prototype analysis of gratitude: Varieties of gratitude experiences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1193-1207.
  • Selby, E.A., Braithwaite, S. R., Joiner, T.E., & Fincham, F.D. (2008). Perceived childhood emotional invalidation, features of borderline personality disorder, and dysfunction within current romantic relationships. Journal of Family Psychology,22, 885-893.
  • Cui, M., Fincham, F.D., & Pasley, B.K. (2008). Young adult romantic relationships: The role of parents' marital problems and relationship efficacy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1226-35.
  • Fincham,F.D., Cui, M., Braithwaite, S.R., & Pasley, K. (2008). Attitudes towards intimate partner violence in dating relationships. Psychological Assessment,20, 260-69.
  • Maio, G.R., Thomas, G., Fincham, F.D., & Carnelley, K. (2008). Unraveling the role of forgiveness in family relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 275-292.

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Fellow, National Council for Family Relations

Selected Awards/Honors:

  • Rhodes Scholar, 1977-1980
  • Young Social Psychologist of the Year, British Psychological Society, 1979
  • W. T. Grant Faculty Scholar, 1986-1991
  • Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievements, International Network on Personal Relationships, 1989
  • Elected Fellow, American Psychological Society, 1989
  • Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1990
  • Finalist, Reuben Hill Award, National Council on Family Relations , 1992
  • Berscheid-Hatfield Career Award, for "sustained, substantial, and distinguished contributions to the field of personal relationships" International Network on Personal Relationships, 1993
  • Elected Fellow, British Psychological Society,1994
  • Elected Fellow, American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, 1995
  • Listed among top 25 psychologists in world. Criterion: number of citations per published article (American Psychology Society Observer, January, 1996)
  • President's Award, for "Distinguished contributions to psychological knowledge" British Psychological Society, 1996
  • Fellow, Nuffield Foundation, 1996-1997
  • Elected Fellow, National Council for Family Relations, 1998
  • Selected to initiate annual "Distinguished Scholar Article" in Personal Relationships, International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, 2000
  • Appointed as SUNY Distinguished Professor, 2002
  • Elected President of the International Association For Relationship Research, 2007

Courses Taught:

  • Close Relationships
  • Advanced Research Methods

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