Jean-Philippe Laurenceau

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware and Senior Research Scientist at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute.


Professor Laurenceau completed his B.A. at Cornell University and received his master’s and doctorate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests focus on understanding the processes by which partners in marital and romantic relationships develop and maintain intimacy. More recently, Laurenceau has been studying how couples cope with serious illness, including breast cancer and diabetes, while maintaining their connection.

His methodological interests include intensive longitudinal methods for studying close relationship processes and applications of modern methods for the analysis of change in individuals and dyads. He is an appointed member of the Social, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes grant review panel of the National Institutes of Health, and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Family Psychology.

Laurenceau has been principal investigator or co-investigator on several research projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Cancer Institute. He has taught numerous methodological workshops at various academic institutions. His website at University of Delaware can be found here.

Laurenceau is co-author of Intensive Longitudinal Methods: An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research (2013, Guilford Press). A complete, practical guide to planning and executing an intensive longitudinal study, this book provides the tools for understanding within-subject social, behavioral, and psychological processes in everyday contexts. Several end-of-chapter write-ups illustrate effective ways to present study findings for publication. Datasets and output for the examples are available for readers’ use at the companion website.

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