Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

SMITTEN Lab

Studying Maturation, Interpersonal Transitions, Theory, and Emotions in Newlyweds

Publications by Project

Newlywed Study (2-Phase Longitudinal, ongoing; funded)
(* = Graduate student author; ** = Undergraduate student author)

Publications

Joel, S., Eastwick, P. W., ... Niehuis, S., Oldham, C. R.*, ... & Wolf, S. (in press). Machine learning uncovers the most robust self-report predictors of relationship quality across 43 longitudinal couples studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wood**, W. I., Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2017). Accuracy and bias in newlywed spouses' perceptions of each other's personalities. Personal Relationships, 24, 886–901. doi: 10.1111/pere.12219

Conference Presentations

Niehuis, S., Oldham, C. R., & Reifman, A. (2019, March). Lessons learned: Recruiting, surveying, and interviewing Latinx newlyweds. Paper to be presented at the 4th Texas Tech University Hispanic/Latinx Research & Creativity Symposium, Lubbock, TX.

Niehuis, S., Ogolsky, B., Reifman, A., Oldham*, C. R., & Ireland, M. (2018, July). On the same wavelength? Agreement in partners' commitment trajectories as a key element in relationship functioning. Symposium paper presented at the biannual conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Fort Collins, CO.

Oldham*, C. R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. A. (2018, July). Relative timing of sex and commitment during courtship: Implications for changes in marital satisfaction over the first two years of marriage. Symposium paper presented at the biannual conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Fort Collins, CO.

Posadas**, L., Oldham*, C. R., Fouladi*, M., Ireland, M., Niehuis, S., & Reifman, A. (2018, April). Newlyweds' use of money words in interviews about their courtships. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Ireland, M., Oldham*, R., Fouladi*, M., Posadas**, L., Parrales**, O., & Takano**, M. (June, 2017). Race/ethnicity, stressful life events, and couples' development of a sense of shared reality. Paper presented at the annual Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, Charleston, SC.

Oldham,* C. R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (November, 2016). Predicting the timing of sex in relationships using discriminant analysis. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Ginste**, K., Parrales**, O., Oldham*, C. R., Yuan*, S., Ireland, M., & Niehuis, S. (August, 2016). Mechanisms of how gender-specific communication behaviors elicit verbal responses in newlywed spouses' courtship narratives. Poster presented at the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, Denver, CO.

Niehuis, S., Ireland, M., Reifman, A., Oldham*, C. R., Yuan*, S., Ginste**, K., Ozpolat**, A., Parrales**, O., Clay**, C., Dehn**, J., & Dabbakeh**, N. (July, 2016). "Shared realities" during courtship: Subtypes, linguistics, and contextual correlates. Symposium paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Canada.

Ginste**, K., Parrales**, O., Oldham*, C. R., Yuan*, S., Ireland, M., & Niehuis, S. (April, 2016). Mechanisms of how gender-specific communication behaviors elicit verbal responses in newlywed spouses' courtship narratives. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Kristen Ginste** and Orlando Parrales** EACH received First Place for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation, Social Sciences category, Texas Tech University.

Parrales**, O., Yuan*, S., Oldham*, C. R., Ginste**, K., & Niehuis, S. (April, 2016). Perceived conflict resolution as a mechanism explaining the link between spouses' financial strain and their satisfaction in marriage. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Oldham*, C. R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (March, 2016). Predicting couples' timing of first sex using ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic clusters. Poster presented at the annual TTU Graduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Rebecca Oldham received First Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, Texas Tech University, Families & Relationships category.

Dabbakeh**, N., Ireland, M., Oldham, C. R.*, & Niehuis, S. (March, 2016). Language style matching in separate courtship interviews reflects less avoidance and disengagement in newlywed couples. Poster presented at the Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Pleno, TX.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., & Oldham*, C. R. (accepted, 2016, but withdrawn due to high conference costs). Seeking a locally representative Hispanic newlywed sample: A case study. Poster at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Austin, TX.

Parrales,** O., Yuan*, S., Oldham*, C. R., Ginste**, K., & Niehuis, S. (October, 2015). Conflict resolution as a mediator of the relationship between financial strain and marital satisfaction. Poster presented at the Healthy Families Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Ginste**, K., Yuan*, S., Parrales**, O., Oldham*, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (October, 2015). Financial hardship and self-esteem as predictors of depression among Caucasian and Hispanic married couples in Lubbock. Poster presented at the Healthy Families Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Ireland, M., Niehuis, S. [presenting author], Oldham*, C. R., Baird*, H., & Wood**, W. (November, 2014). Shared language and memories reflect marital quality and conflict. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Wood**, W., Oldham*, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (April, 2014). What predicts how accurately spouses perceive one another's personality? A test of Realistic Accuracy Model. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Wood**, W. Niehuis, S., & Oldham*, R. (April, 2014). Predicting newlywed accuracy of spouse personality. Accepted as a paper and a poster and presented at the Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2013). Predicting sexual tempo: Demographic, family-of-origin, and couple factors. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2013, April). Demographics, family-of-origin, relationship history, and religion as predictors of sexual tempo. Poster presented at the Eleventh Annual TTU Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Rebecca Oldham received First Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, TTU Graduate Research Poster Competition, "Human Sciences 1" category, Texas Tech University.

Smith**, C., Lee*, K. H., & Niehuis, S. (2011, April). The effects of children on marital quality among Hispanic newlywed couples. Poster presented at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Chester**, M., Lee*, K. H., & Niehuis, S. (2011, April). Cohabitation and disillusionment among newlywed Hispanic couples. Poster presented at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Matt Chester received a certificate of recognition for Outstanding Poster Presentation from the Center for Undergraduate Research at Texas Tech University.

fMRI Study (ongoing; funded)
(* = Graduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Al-Khalil*, K., Oldham*, R., Fang*, D., O'Boyle, M., & Davis, T. (in press). fMRI activation in response to prompts of romantically disillusioning events. Personal Relationships.

Conference Presentations

Al-Khalil*, K., Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., Oldham*, R., Fang*, D., & O'Boyle, M. (March, 2017). fMRI correlates of romantic relationship disillusionment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Relationships, Austin, TX.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S. [presenting author], Oldham*, C. R., Fan*, D., & O'Boyle, M. (July, 2016). fMRI correlates of romantic relationship disillusionment. Poster presented at the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Canada.

Online Dating Study (3-Phase longitudinal, ongoing; not funded)
(* = Graduate student author; ** = Undergraduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Oldham*, C. R. (in press). Effects of relationship transgressions on idealization of and disillusionment with one's romantic partner: A three-wave longitudinal study. Personal Relationships.

Conference Presentations

Niehuis, S. (2019, July). Testing bidirectional actor-partner effects between romantic disillusionment and depressive symptoms. Symposium paper presented at the conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Brighton, England.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S. [presenting author], Oldham*, C. R., & Head*, J. (2019, July). Personality as a moderator of spouses' negative interpersonal behaviors and relationship disillusionment. Symposium paper presented at the conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Brighton, England.

Davis**, K., Head*, J., Luempert*, A., Callaway**, K., Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2019, February). Examining the reliability and validity of relationship satisfaction, commitment, love, and conflict single-item measures. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Relations, Austin, TX.

Karsen Davis** and her team tied for First Place for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster ($100).

Davis**, K., Head*, J., Luempert*, A., Callaway**, K., Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2019, April). Examining the reliability and validity of relationship satisfaction, commitment, love, and conflict single-item measures. Poster to be presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Oldham*, C. R. (2018, November). Effect of relationship transgressions on idealization of and disillusionment with one's romantic partner: A three-wave longitudinal study. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., Oldham*, C. R., Takano**, M., Ginste**, K., & Baird*, R. H. (2017, November). Expectations vs. reality: Do discrepancies spur relationship disillusionment? Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., Baird*, R. H., Ginste**, K., & Oldham*, C. R. (November, 2016). Longitudinal validation of the Relationship Disillusionment Scale. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Knowledge Networks National Study (completed; partially funded)
(* = Graduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Lee*, K.-H. (2015). Disillusionment in cohabiting and married couples: A national study. Journal of Family Issues, 36, 951-973. doi: 10.1177/0192513X13498594

PAIR Project (PI: Ted L. Huston; completed; funded)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Feng, D., & Huston, T. (2016). Courtship progression rate and declines in expressed affection early in marriage: A test of the disillusionment model. Journal of Family Issues, 37, 1074-1100. doi: 10.1177/0192513X14540159

Miller, P., Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (2006). Positive illusions in marital relationships: A 13-year longitudinal study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(12), 1-16. doi: 10.1177/0146167206292691

Niehuis, S., Skogrand, L., & Huston, T. L. (2006). When marriages die: Premarital and early marital precursors to divorce. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, 11(1), 1-7.

Huston, T. L., Niehuis, S., & Smith, S. E. (2001). The early marital roots of conjugal distress and divorce. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10(4), 116-119.

Huston, T. L., Niehuis, S., & Smith, S. E. (2000). Courtship and the newlywed years: What they tell us about the future of a marriage. Revista de Psicologia Social y Personalidad, 16(2), 155-178. doi: 10.1111/1467-8721.00129

Conference Presentations

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (2002, July). The premarital roots of disillusionment early in marriage. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Recipient of the ISSPR Best Student Paper Award.

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (2000, November). Do courtship data predict marital quality and stability? A 13-year longitudinal study. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (2000, July). A longitudinal study of courtship predicators of marital distress and divorce. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Personal Relationships, Brisbane, Australia.

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (1999, November). Premarital origins of the risk of marital disruption. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Irvine, CA.

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (1998, July). The development of couples' shared reality during courtship and its implications for long-term marital outcomes. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Huston, T. L., Niehuis, S., Smith, S. E. (1997, November). Divergent experiential and behavioral pathways leading to marital distress and divorce. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA.

Niehuis, S. (1996, July). Data management. Paper presented as part of a workshop titled "Designing and carrying out a longitudinal study of relationships: Lessons from the PAIR project" at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Banff, Canada.

Shared Reality Scale Project (ongoing; not funded)
(* = Graduate student author)

Conference Presentations

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Fouladi*, M., & Oldham*, C. R. (2017, November). Developing a measure of couples' shared reality. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

Fouladi*, M., Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2017, March). Developing a measure of shared reality. Poster presented at the annual TTU Graduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Mohsen Fouladi received Second Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, Texas Tech University, Human Sciences category.

Disillusionment Measure (ongoing; not funded)
(* = Graduate student author; ** = Undergraduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S. (2007). Convergent and discriminant validity of the Marital Disillusionment Scale. Psychological Reports, 100(1), 203-207. doi: 10.2466/PR0.100.1.203-207

Niehuis, S., & Bartell, D. (2006). The Marital Disillusionment Scale: Development and psychometric properties. North American Journal of Psychology, 8, 69-84.

Conference Presentations

Adamczyk, K., Niehuis, S. [presenting author], Trepanowski, R., Celejewska, A., & Ganclerz, M. (2019, July). Polish adaptation of the Relationship Disillusionment Scale. Symposium paper presented at the conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Brighton, England.

Niehuis, S., & Bartell, D. (2007, November). The Abbreviated Marital Disillusionment Scale. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Niehuis, S., Bartell, D., & Jenkins**, B. (2005, November). Developing a measure to assess marital disillusionment. Round table presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Trust Study (completed; not funded)
(* = Graduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A. S., Fischer, J. L., & Lee*, K.-H. (2016). Do episodic self- and partner-uncertainty mediate the association between attachment orientations and emotional responses to relationship-threatening events in dating couples? Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1232-1245. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1050999

Lee*, K.-H., Swenson*, A., & Niehuis, S. (2010). His or her parents? Perceived parental approval of romantic relationships among college students and their partners. Interpersona, 4(2), 213-236. doi: 10.5964/ijpr.v4i2.50

Conference Presentations

Yuan,* S., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (April, 2015). A dyadic exploration of adult attachment, communication, and relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Shu Yuan received First Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, TTU Graduate Research Poster Competition, "Human Sciences 2" category, Texas Tech University.

Lee*, K.-H., Niehuis, S., & Reifman, A. (March, 2011). Relational uncertainty in dating relationships: The role of attachment anxiety and avoidance. Poster presented at the Tenth Annual TTU Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Lee*, K.-H., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A. S., & Hunsaker*, S. (2008, November). Uncertainty in dating: The role of attachment anxiety and avoidance. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relation, Little Rock, AR.

Niehuis, S., Bartell, D., & Johnson*, R. (2006, November). How individuals in dating relationships maintain their trust in their partner. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Tinder Study (completed; not funded)
(* = Graduate student author)

Publications

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Weiser, D., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Flora, J., Arias, V. S., & Oldham, C. R. (in press). Guilty pleasure? Communicating sexually explicit content on dating-apps and disillusionment with app usage. Human Communication Research.

Weiser, D., Niehuis, S., Flora, J., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Arias*, V. S., & Baird*, R. (2018). Swiping right: Sociosexuality and infidelity experience on Tinder. Personality and Individual Differences, 133, 29-33.

Conference Presentations

Niehuis, S., Weiser, D., Reifman, A., Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Flora, J., Arias*, V. S., & Oldham*, C. R. (2019, February). Guilty pleasure? Communicating sexually explicit content on dating apps and attitudes toward the self, other people, and marriage. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Communication Association, Seattle, WA. Recipient, TOP FOUR Paper Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of Western States Communication Association.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S. [presenting author], Weiser, D. A., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Flora, J., Arias*, V., & Oldham*, C. R. (2018, July). Transmitting, receiving, and enjoying explicit sexual content on Tinder: Associations with marriage attitudes and disillusionment. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Fort Collins, CO.

Weiser, D. A., Niehuis, S., Flora, J., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Arias, V. S., & Baird*, R. H. (2018, July). Infidelity experiences on Tinder: Examining gender, sociosexuality, and intentions to engage in infidelity. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Fort Collins, CO.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications
(* = Graduate student author)

Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2018). Over- and under-perceiving social support from one's partner and relationship quality over time. Marriage and Family Review, 54(8), 793-805. doi: 10.1080/01494929.2018.1501632

Busby, D., Boden*, J. S., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2017). Predicting partner enhancement in marital relationships: The family of origin, attachment, and social network approval. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 2178-2199. doi: 10.1177/0192513X15618994

Reifman, A., Oblad, T., & Niehuis, S. (2017). Long-term psychological health among individuals pursuing emerging adulthood-type pathways in the 1950s and 1960s. Journal of Adult Development, 24, 119-132. doi: 10.1007/s10804-016-9251-8

Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2015). Pollsters' cell-phone proportions and accuracy in 2014 Senate races. Survey Practice, 8(5). ISSN: 2168-0094.

Fischer, J. L., Fredrick, H., Niehuis, S., Sollie, D., Engler, R., Corwin, M., Herbert, R., SoRelle, D., Lutz, A., & Schrick, B. (2014). Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of well-being: Invariance across 25 years. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 350-365. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2014.902491

Niehuis, S., Lee*, K. H., Reifman, A., Swenson*, A., & Hunsaker*, S. (2011). Idealization and disillusionment: A review of theory, method, and research. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 3, 273-302. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-2589.2011.00100.x

Boden*, J., Fischer, J. L., & Niehuis, S. (2010). Predicting marital adjustment from young adults' initial levels and changes in emotional intimacy over time: A 25-year longitudinal study. Journal of Adult Development, 17(3), 121-134. doi: 10.1007/s10804-009-9078-7

Busby, D. M., Holman, T. B., & Niehuis, S. (2009). The association between partner enhancement and self-enhancement and relationship quality outcomes. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 449-464. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00612.x

Higginbotham, B., Miller, J., & Niehuis, S. (2009). Remarriage preparation: Usage, perceived helpfulness, and dyadic adjustment. Family Relations, 58, 316-329. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2009.00555.x

Ogolsky, B., Niehuis, S., & Ridley, C. (2009). Using online methods and designs to conduct research on personal relationships. Marriage and Family Review, 45(6), 610-628. doi: 10.1080/01494920903224202

Niehuis, S., Huston, T. L., & Rosenband*, R. (2006). From courtship to marriage: A new developmental model and methodological critique. Journal of Family Communication, 6, 23-47. doi: 10.1207/s15327698jfc0601_3

Niehuis, S. (2006). Teaching about ethnic families using student group presentations. (Even though this piece was ultimately published as a book chapter in R. R. Hamon [Ed.], International Family Studies: Developing Curricula and Technology Tools [pp. 151-165], Haworth Press, I list it under peer-reviewed journal publications because it was originally accepted for publication in the Family Science Association's Journal of Teaching in Marriage and Family (now Family Science Review), before the journal was discontinued by its publisher.)

Niehuis, S. (2006). Organization of partner knowledge, its effect on passion, and the mediating effect of idealization. North American Journal of Psychology, 8, 33-46.

Darrington*, J., Piercy, K., & Niehuis, S. (2005). The social and cultural construction of singlehood among young, single Mormons. The Qualitative Report, 10, 639-661.

Niehuis, S. (2005). Helping White students explore White privilege outside the classroom. North American Journal of Psychology, 7, 481-492.

Niehuis, S. (2005). Alternative monitoring predictors: When the grass looks greener on the other side. North American Journal of Psychology, 7, 419-428.

Book Contributions
(* = Graduate student author)

Oldham, C. R.*, Lindsey, J.*, & Niehuis, S. (2017). Doing gender. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp. 468-469). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483384269

Yuan, S.*, Lindsey, J.*, & Niehuis, S. (2017). Lesbians and romantic relationships. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp. 1065-1066). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781483384269

Oldham, C. R.*, & Niehuis, S. (2014). Hooking up. In M. J. Coleman & L. H. Ganong (Eds.), The social history of the American family: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 695-696). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781452286143

Oldham, C. R.*, & Niehuis, S. (2014). PREP Programs. In M. J. Coleman & L. H. Ganong (Eds.), The social history of the American family: An encyclopedia (Vol. 3, pp. 1073-1075). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781452286143

Fischer, J., Boden J. S.*, & Niehuis, S. (2014). Marital Adjustment over 25 Years. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3779-3782). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5

Niehuis, S., Lee, K.-H.*, & Oblad, T.* (2013). Cohabitation before marriage. In R. E. Emery & G. J. Golson (Eds.), Cultural sociology of divorce: An encyclopedia (pp. 276-280). Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781452274447.n101

Niehuis, S., & Lee, K.-H.* (2013). Age at marriage. In R. E. Emery & G. J. Golson (Eds.), Cultural sociology of divorce: An encyclopedia (pp. 54-57). Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781452274447.n18

Niehuis, S., & Lee, K.-H.* (2009). Disillusionment in marriage. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 430-432). Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412958479

Niehuis, S., & Boden, J.* (2009). Idealization. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 823-826). Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412958479

Niehuis, S. (2008). Dating and courtship. In J. T. Sears (Ed.), The Greenwood encyclopedia of love, courtship, and sexuality through history, Vol. 6: The modern world (pp. 57-60). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. doi: 10.1108/09504120810914402

Reviews and Essays
(* = Graduate student author)

Oldham, C. R.*, & Niehuis, S. (2016). Love between the covers. Relationship Research News, 15(2), 19-21. [Movie review]

Weiser, D. A., & Niehuis, S. (2014). A call to study relationship initiation and early dating. NCFR Report, 59(4), F3-F4.

Niehuis, S. (2005). The handbook of contemporary families: Considering the past, contemplating the future. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67, 265-267. [Book review]

Niehuis, S. (2000). Joint INPR/ISSPR post-graduate pre-conference in Brisbane. International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 17(1), 16.

Niehuis, S. (1999). Pursuing post-doctoral training. International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 16(2), 14-15.

Niehuis, S. (1999). Applying for an assistant professorship: Advice from members of a search committee. International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 16(1), 13-15.

Niehuis, S. (1998). An invitation. International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 15(2), 9.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
(* = Graduate student author; ** Undergraduate student author)

Oldham*, C. R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (2019, November, under review). A longitudinal study of the timing of first sex in romantic relationships and subsequent relationship quality. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Dallas, TX.

Dunn*, T., Fitzpatrick, J., Chae, Y., & Niehuis, S. (2019, November, under review). Insecure generalized attachment styles: Linkages to interpersonal competence, relational construal and happiness. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Dallas, TX.

Gerst*, K., Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., & Weiser, D. (2019, February). Ambivalent sexism and household chores: Probing why women still perform most of the work. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Reifman, S., & Niehuis, S. (2017). Search for purpose in emerging adulthood. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Washington, D.C.

Jordan*, R., Fischer, J., Niehuis, S., & Scott, J. (November, 2016). The impact of parental drinking on well-being: The role of sibling love. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Reifman, A., Fang*, D., Fitzpatrick, J., Gregersen*, L., Harris*, J., Henderson*, D., Lieway*, M., Niehuis, S., Oldham*, C. R., Scott, J. P., & Yuan*, S. (November, 2015). Ranking HDFS departments: A look at publication statistics. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC: Canada.

Oldham*, C. R., Yuan,* S., Lindsey,* J., Barron,** K., Ginste,** K., Ozpolat,** A., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2015). The use of self- versus partner-reports in the actor-partner interdependence model. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC: Canada.

Engler*, R., Fischer, J., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2015). Does it matter if I love or fight with you? A longitudinal sibling study. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC: Canada.

Baird*, H., Fischer, J., Niehuis, S., & Weiser, D. (2014, March). Emotional support, ideology, and marital outcomes. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Hannah Baird received First Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, TTU Graduate Research Poster Competition, "Human Sciences 3" category, Texas Tech University.

Oldham*, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2014, March). Partner effects in romantic attachment research: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Annual TTU Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Rebecca Oldham received Second Place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation, TTU Graduate Research Poster Competition, "Human Sciences 3" category, Texas Tech University.

Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2013). Invisible support, stress, and marital satisfaction: A dyadic analysis. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Reifman, A., Oldham*, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (2013, November). Opening the black box of attachment-style partner effects. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Boden*, J., Busby, D., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Fitzpatrick, J. (November, 2013). Cognitions in marriage: Predicting partner enhancement in marital relationships. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Readdick, C. (October, 2013). Romantic partners' agreement on social support provision and receipt: Effects on relationship satisfaction. Paper presented at the 2013 International Pairfam User Conference, Munich, Germany.

Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2012, July). Seeking the ideal way to measure idealization of one's partner and relationship. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research conference, Chicago, IL.

Roets*, A., Zvonkovic, A., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2010). Personality, work overload, and romantic relationships. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Lee*, K.-H., Reifman, A., Roets*, A., Baird*, H., Smith**, C., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2010). Idealization and disillusionment vs. marital (dis)satisfaction - Different concepts? Poster symposium presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Roets*, A., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (2009, June). Research on diverse family forms: Historical trends in empirical JMF articles. Paper presented at the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, Chapel Hill, NC.

Lee*, K. H., Niehuis, S., Roets*, A., Hunsaker*, S., & Reifman, A. (2009, November). Idealization and disillusionment: A review of theory, method, and research. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Boden*, J., Fischer, J., & Niehuis, S. (2008, November). Predicting marital adjustment from young adults' initial levels and changes in intimacy over time: An 8-year longitudinal study. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relation, Little Rock, AR.

Niehuis, S., Ogolsky, B., & Ridley, C. (2007, November). Online research to study interpersonal relationships. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Niehuis, S. (2006, July). Organization of partner knowledge, its effect on passion, and the mediating effect of idealization. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Niehuis, S., (2006, July). Alternative monitoring predictors: When the grass looks greener on the other side. Poster presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Bartell, D., & Niehuis, S. (2006, July). Testing a cognitive-developmental model of adolescent romantic relationships. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

Niehuis, S., & Huston, T. L. (2005, November). The link between courtship and marriage: A new conceptual model and a critique of methods. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Darrington*, J., Piercy, K., Niehuis, S. (2004, November). The construction of singlehood for unmarried college-age Mormons. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Niehuis, S., & Smith, S. E. (2002, November). A new research tool: Using the Internet to conduct research in the social sciences. Round table presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Niehuis, S. (2000, July). Hierarchical linear model with SAS Proc Mixed. Paper presented as part of a workshop titled "Growth curve analysis: A comparison of three approaches" at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Brisbane, Australia.