Matthew  Johnson, PhD

Matthew Johnson, PhD

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Chair and Professor of Psychology

Expertise: CouplesDatingfamily studiesIntimacyMarriageSex

Johnson’s research interests include marriage and family functioning. He can discuss an array of issues related to relationships. Johnson’s most recent research investigated the success rate of government-funded education programs designed to promote healthy marriages, among couples in this same category. He is the author of “Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage” and has provided discussions on the developmental course of marital distress and dissolution, particularly among young couples and people of color.

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9/11 research reveals effective strategies to cope with COVID-19 stress

Research into mass trauma events, like the 9/11 terror attacks, suggests effective ways to cope during the current COVID-19 crisis, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
30-Apr-2020 09:50:49 AM EDT

Positive Social Support From a Spouse Could Have Negative Consequences, New Research Shows

Offering your spouse what you believe to be positive support could have negative physiological effects on them, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
24-Jan-2017 12:05:49 PM EST

Johnson cites two important research studies, published more than a year ago, which appear to conclude that relationship education is an ineffective poverty-fighting solution.

- Government-Funded Relationship Education Can Work

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