To achieve these research goals, Yuthika uses behavioural observation, daily diary and longitudinal data to assess dyadic processes as they occur across time. These sophisticated methods are complemented by complex innovative statistical techniques involving structural equation modelling, multi-level modelling and curvilinear analyses to assess the impact of partner support and relationship maintenance strategies on individuals’ coping strategies and relationship functioning.
Journal Articles with REACH members
Girme, Y.U., Peters, B.J., Baker, L.R., Overall, N.C., Fletcher, G.J.O., Reis, H.T., Jamieson, J.P. & Sigal, M.J. (online advance). Attachment anxiety and the curvilinear effects of expressive suppression on individuals’ and partners’ outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000338
Jayamaha, S.D., Overall, N.C., Girme, Y.U., Hammond, M.D., & Fletcher, G.J.O. (online advance). Depressive symptoms, stress and poorer emotional support when needed by intimate partners. Emotion. doi.org/10.1037/emo0001000
Girme, Y.U., Jones, R.E., Fleck, C., Simpson, J.A., & Overall, N.C. (2021). Infants’ attachment insecurity predicts attachment-relevant emotion regulation patterns in adulthood. Emotion, 21(2), 260-272. doi.org/10.1037/emo0000721
Peters, B.J., Overall, N.C., Cameron, L.D., Hammond, M.D., Low, R.S.T., & Girme, Y.U. (2020). Do habitual emotional suppression measures predict response-focused situational suppression during social interactions? Emotion, 20, 1005-1019. doi.org/10.1037/emo0000620
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C., & Hammond, M.D. (2019). Facilitating autonomy in interdependent relationships: Invisible support facilitates highly avoidant individuals’ autonomy. Journal of Family Psychology, 33, 154-165. doi.org/10.1037/fam0000488
Peters, B.J., Overall, N.C., Girme, Y.U., & Jamieson, J.P. (2019). Partners’ attachment insecurity predicts greater physiological threat in anticipation of attachment-relevant interactions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi.org/10.1177/0265407517734655
Girme, Y.U., Maniaci, M.R., Reis, H.T., McNulty, J.K., Carmichael, C.L., Gable, S.L., Baker, L.R., & Overall, N.C. (2018). Does support need to be seen to benefit relationships? Daily invisible support promotes next day relationship well-being. Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 860-872. doi.org/10.1037/fam0000453
Jayamaha, S.D., Girme, Y.U., & Overall, N.C. (2017). When attachment anxiety impedes support provision: Feeling undervalued when partners are distressed. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 181-191. doi.org/10.1037/fam0000222
Girme, Y.U., Molloy, P., & Overall, N.C. (2016). Repairing distance and facilitating support: Reassurance seeking by highly avoidant individuals is associated with greater closeness and partner support. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 645-661. doi.org/10.1177/0146167216637846
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C, Faingataa, S., & Sibley, C.G. (2016). Happily Single: The Link between Relationship Status and Wellbeing Depends on Avoidance and Approach Social Goals. Social Personality and Psychological Science. doi.org/10.1177/1948550615599828 Download PDF
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C., Simpson, J.A., & Fletcher, G.J.O. (2015). “All or nothing”: Attachment avoidance and the curvilinear effects of partner support. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(3), 450-475. doi.org/10.1037/a0038866 Download PDF
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C., & Faingataa, S. (2014). “Date nights” take two: The maintenance function of shared relationship activities. Personal Relationships, 21, 125-149. doi.org/10.1111/pere.12020 Download PDF
Overall, N. C., Girme, Y.U., Lemay, E. P. Jr., & Hammond, M.D. (2014). Attachment anxiety and reactions to relationship threat: The benefits and costs of inducing guilt in romantic partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 235-256. doi.org/10.1037/a0034371 Download PDF
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C., & Simpson, J.A. (2013). When visibility matters: Short versus long term benefits of visible and invisible support. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1441-1451. doi.org/10.1177/0146167213497802 Download PDF
Overall, N.C., Girme, Y.U., & Simpson, J.A. (2015). Dyadic regulation: How intimate partners’ foster growth and security in close relationships. In C.R. Knee and H.T. Reis (Eds.), Positive Approaches to Optimal Relationship Development. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Simpson, J.A., Overall, N.C., Farrell, A.K. & Girme, Y.U. (2015). Attachment and Self-Regulation. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of Self-Regulation (3rd Ed.). New York: Guilford.
Girme, Y.U., Overall, N.C., & Simpson, J.A. (2014). When Visibility Matters: The Costs and Benefits of Visible and Invisible Support. Society of Personality and Social Psychology Connections. Read Article Here
Girme, Y.U. (2013). Overcoming Insecurities within Intimate Relationships. Psychology Aotearoa, 5(2), 138 – 140.