I study how people adjust, both emotionally and physically, to the major and minor problems of daily life. Many of the challenges people face occur in the context of close relationships, and a central focus of my research has been to examine adjustment processes in intimate dyads. Similarly, the ways that people experience and adjust to stressful events are shaped by relatively enduring patterns of coping. For this reason I am also interested in the role of personality processes in adjustment. Finally, to study processes of adjustment in both laboratory and natural settings, I use intensive longitudinal designs and statistical models that take advantage of those designs. I teach courses on adult relationships, social relationships and health, the general linear model, and analysis of change.
- Bolger, N., & Amarel, D. (2007). Effects of social support visibility on adjustment to stress: Experimental evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 458-475.
- Bolger, N., Davis, A., & Rafaeli, E. (2003). Diary methods: Capturing life as it is lived. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 579-616.
- Carnelley, K. B., Wortman, C. B., Bolger, N., & Burke, C. (2006). The time course of grief reactions to spousal loss: Evidence from a national probability sample. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 476-492.
- Cranford, J., Shrout, P. E., Rafaeli, E., Yip, T., Iida, M., & Bolger, N. (2006). A procedure for evaluating sensitivity to within-person change: Can mood measures in diary studies detect change reliably? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 917-929.
- Iida, M., Seidman, G., Shrout, P. E., Fujita, K., & Bolger, N. (2008). Modeling support provision in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 460-478.
- Bolger, N., & Romero-Canyas, R. (2007). Integrating personality traits and processes: Framework, method, analysis, results. In Y. Shoda, D. Cervone & G. Downey (Eds.), Persons in context: Building a science of the individual (pp. 201-210). New York: Guilford.
- Bolger, N., & Shrout, P. E. (2007). Accounting for statistical dependency in longitudinal data on dyads. In T. D. Little, J. A. Bovaird & N. A. Card (Eds.), Modeling ecological and contextual effects in longitudinal studies of human development (285-298). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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