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Ashley K. Randall

Ashley K. Randall

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Stress can have deleterious effects on one’s romantic relationship (Randall & Bodenmann, 2009), however, romantic partners have the unique ability to regulate each other’s emotions during times of distress (Butler & Randall, 2013). Dr. Randall’s research aims to gain a greater understanding of how couples regulate stress in the context of their relationship. She examines this using a multi-method approach (e.g. self-report, daily diary, momentary measures of emotional experience and behavioral observations).

Chronology of Education:
B.S. Psychology, Indiana University
M.S. Clinical Psychology, North Dakota State University
Ph.D. Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona

Additional Training:
Dr. Randall completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. Dr. Randall was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute for Family Research and Counseling in Fribourg, Switzerland under the direction of Dr. Guy Bodenmann following her master's degree.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Journal Articles:

  • Randall, A. K., Post, J. H., Reed, R. G. & Butler, E. A. (2013). Cooperating with your romantic partner: Associations with interpersonal emotional coordination. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 1072-1095.
  • Skoyen, J. A., Randall, A. K., Mehl, M.R, & Butler E. A. (2014). “We” overeat, but “I” can stay thin: Pronoun use and body weight in couples eating to regulate emotion. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, 742-765.
  • Randall, A. K., & Schoebi, D. (2015). Lean on me: Susceptibility to partner’s affect attenuates psychological distress over a 12 month period. Emotion, 15, 201-210.
  • Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Jimenez-Arista, L. E., Walsh, K. J., & Bodenmann, G. (in press). Dyadic coping in the U.S.: Psychometric properties and validity for use of the English version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Current Psychology.
  • Schoebi, D., & Randall, A. K. (in press). Emotional dynamics in intimate relationships. Emotion Review.
  • Randall, A. K., Corkery, S. A., Duggi, D., Kamble, S. V., & Butler, E. A. (2011). “We’re having a good (or bad) day”: Difference in emotional synchrony in married couples in the United States and India. Family Science, 2, 203-211.
  • Randall, A. K., & Butler, E. A. (2013). Attachment and emotion transmission within romantic relationships: Merging intrapersonal and interpersonal perspectives. Journal of Relationships Research, 4, e10. doi:10.1017/jrr.2013.10.
  • Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2009). The role of stress on close relationships and marital satisfaction. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 105-115.
  • Butler, E. A., Young, V., & Randall, A. K. (2010). Suppressing to please, eating to cope: The effect of overweight women's emotion suppression on romantic relationships and eating. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 559-623.
  • Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (2013). Close relationships in psychiatric disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 26, 464-467.
  • Merz, C. A., Meuwly, N., Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2014). Engaging in dyadic coping: Buffering the impact of everyday stress on prospective relationship satisfaction. Family Science, 5, 30-37.
  • Butler, E. A., & Randall, A. K. (2013). Emotional coregulation in close relationships. Emotion Review, 5, 202-210.
  • Burke, T. J., Randall, A. K., Corkery, S. A., Young, V. J., & Butler, E. A. (2012). “You’re going to eat that?”: Relationship processes and conflict among mixed weight couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
  • Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (2012). Common factors in the enhancement of dyadic coping. Behavior Therapy, 43, 88-98.

Other Publications:

  • Randall, A. K., Bodenmann, G., Molgora, S., & Margola, D. (2010). The benefit of stress and coping research in couples for couple therapy. In F. Angeli (Ed.), Close relationships and community psychology: An international psychological perspective. Milan: Catholic University.
  • Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (2013). Marital therapy for dealing with depression. In M. Power (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mood Disorders (2nd ed.). West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Courses Taught:

  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Personality Assessment
  • Research and Evaluation in Counseling

Ashley K. Randall
Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Arizona State University
446 Payne Hall
Tempe, Arizona 85287
United States

  • Phone: (480) 727-5312
  • Fax: (480) 965-7293

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