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Ashley K. Randall

Ashley K. Randall

  • SPN Mentor

Experiencing stress is all too common. Although stressful experiences can have deleterious effects on individual well-being in a variety relationships and settings, romantic partners are in a unique position to regulate each other’s emotions during times of distress. To understand couples’ interpersonal emotion regulation, Dr. Randall uses multi-method approaches (e.g., self-report, daily diary, momentary measures of emotional experience, and behavioral observations) and advanced statistical analyses suitable for longitudinal dyadic data analysis. To date, her empirical investigations have: (a) defined constructs related to stress in close relationships and couples’ interpersonal emotion regulation, (b) examined couples’ automatic and deliberate regulation processes, and (c) analyzed resulting associations with mental health outcomes.

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
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Gilmour, A.L.., Whisman, M., & Randall, A. K. (in press). Relationship discord and depressive symptoms in sexual minority individuals over time. Journal of Family Psychology.
  • Hilpert, P., Randall, A. K., Sorokowski, P., Atkins, D., Sorokowski, A., . . . Yoo, G. (2016). The associations of dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction vary between and within nations: A 35-nations study. Frontiers in Psychology, Cultural Psychology,
  • Holzapfel, J., Randall, A. K., Tao, C., & Iida, M. (2018). Intercultural couples’ internal stress and relationship satisfaction as moderated by stress communication and dyadic coping. Interpersona: An international journal on personal relationships, 12, 145 – 163.
  • Lau, K. H., Randall, A. K., Duran. N.D., & Tao, C. (2019). Examining the effects of couples’ real-time stress and coping processes on interaction quality: Language use as a mediator. Frontiers: Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Milek, A., Randall, A. K., Nussbeck, F. W., Breitenstein, C. J., & Bodenmann, G. (2017). Deleterious effects of stress on time spent with one’s partner and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 16, 210-231.
  • Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2017). Stress and its associations with relationship satisfaction. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 70-87.
  • Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Jimenez-Arista, L. E., Walsh, K. J., & Bodenmann, G. (2016). Dyadic coping in the U.S.: Psychometric properties and validity for use of the English version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Current Psychology, 35, 570-582.
  • 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., Tao, C., Totenhagen, C. J., Walsh, K. J., & Cooper, A. (2017). Associations between sexual orientation discrimination and depression among same-sex couples: Moderating effects of dyadic coping. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 4, 325-345.
  • Randall, A. K., Totenhagen, C. J., & Walsh, K. J., Adams, C. B., & Tao, C. (2017). Coping with workplace minority stress: Associations between dyadic coping and anxiety among women in same-sex relationships. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21, 70-87.
  • Randall, A. K., Totenhagen, C. J., & Walsh, K. J., Adams, C. B., & Tao, C. (2017). Coping with workplace minority stress: Associations between dyadic coping and anxiety among women in same-sex relationships. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 21, 70-87.
  • Schoebi, D., & Randall, A. K. (2015). Emotional dynamics in intimate relationships. Emotion Review, 7, 342-348.
  • Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Groyecka, A., Frąckowiak T., Cantarero, K. . . . Sorokowski, A. (2017). Effects of sex, age, marriage duration, religion, number of children, economic status, education, and collectivistic values on marital satisfaction: Data from 33 countries. Frontiers in Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Totenhagen, C. J., Randall, A. K., Cooper, A., Tao, C., & Walsh, K. J. (2017). Stress spill-over in same-sex couples: Concurrent and lagged daily effects. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 31, 236-256.
  • Totenhagen, C. J., Randall, A. K., & Lloyd, K. (2018). Stress and relationship functioning in same-sex couples: The vulnerability of internalized homophobia. Family Relations, 67, 399-413.

Courses Taught:

  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • Personality Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Evaluation in Counseling

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

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

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