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GRADS@WORK: PhD student Vanderbilt successfully defends dissertation

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PhD student Rachel Vanderbilt successfully defended her dissertation this week. The project, “Antecedents and consequences of communication about serial conflicts: A longitudinal study of association within and between argument episodes,” involved a three-wave longitudinal survey of almost 1000 adults. Variation in relationship status, dating or married, and participant age allowed the study to shed light on serial conflict processes over time and at different relationship and life stages. One committee member called it “the most ambitious study of serial conflict to date.” Serving on the committee, clockwise from the upper right, were Professors LJ Shen, Jon Nussbaum, Tim Worley, Mary Beth Olive, and Denise Solomon.

Congratulations, Dr. Vanderbilt!