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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; Randall & Bodenmann, 2017), however, romantic partners have the unique ability to regulate each other’s emotions during times of distress (Butler & Randall, 2013; Schoebi & Randall, 2015). 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
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Research Group or Laboratory:


Journal Articles:

  • Butler, E. A., & Randall, A. K. (2013). Emotional coregulation in close relationships. Emotion Review, 5, 202-210.
  • 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., 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., Tao, C., Totenhagen, C. J., Walsh, K. J., & Cooper, A. (in press). Associations between sexual orientation discrimination and depression among same-sex couples: Moderating effects of dyadic coping. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.
  • 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.
  • 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. (2015). Dyadic coping in the U.S.: Psychometric properties and validity for use of the English version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Current Psychology.
  • 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.
  • Schoebi, D., & Randall, A. K. (2015). Emotional dynamics in intimate relationships. Emotion Review, 7, 342-348.
  • Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2009). The role of stress on close relationships and marital satisfaction. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 105-115.
  • Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (2017). Stress and its associations with relationship satisfaction. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 70-87.
  • Milek, A., Randall, A. K., Nussbeck, F. W., Breitenstein, C. J., & Bodenmann, G. (in press). Deleterious effects of stress on time spent with one’s partner and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.
  • Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (2012). Common factors in the enhancement of dyadic coping. Behavior Therapy, 43, 88-98.
  • Bodenmann, G., & Randall, A. K. (2013). Close relationships in psychiatric disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 26, 464-467.
  • 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.
  • Totenhagen, C. J., Randall, A. K., Cooper, A., Tao, C., & Walsh, K. J. (in press). Stress spill-over in same-sex couples: Concurrent and lagged daily effects. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

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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