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Michael Maniaci

Michael Maniaci
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 561-297-3305
  • mmaniaci@fau.edu
  • Boca Raton - Behavioral Sciences (BS-12), BS 202

Education

Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology, University of Rochester

Research Interests

  • Close relationships
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Social support

 

Research Description

My research focuses on interpersonal attraction and the formation and maintenance of close relationships. More specifically, I examine how daily interactions (such as social support, compassionate acts, or the use of humor) influence relationship functioning. I am also interested in how couples evaluate their relationships and the implications of discrepancies between implicit and explicit evaluations. Finally, I am interested in methodology, including techniques for addressing excessively inattentive or careless responding on self-report measures.

 

Recent Publications

Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., & Rogge, R. D. (2017). Compassionate acts and everyday emotional well-being among newlyweds. Emotion, 17, 751-763.
Rogge, R. D., Fincham, F. D., Crasta, D., & Maniaci, M. R. (2016). Positive and negative evaluation of relationships: Development and validation of the Positive-Negative Relationship Quality (PN-RQ) scale. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication.
Finkel, E. J., Norton, M. I., Reis, H. T., Ariely, D., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P, W., Frost, J. H., & Maniaci, M. R. (2015). When does familiarity promote versus undermine interpersonal attraction? A proposed integrative model from erstwhile adversaries. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 3-19.
Maniaci, M. R., & Rogge, R. D. (2014). Caring about carelessness: Participant inattention and its effects on research. Journal of Research in Personality, 48, 61-83.
Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., & Rogge, R. D. (2014). The expression of compassionate love in everyday compassionate acts. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 651-676.

Scholarly Activities

http://psy2.fau.edu/~maniaci/

 

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