By Quinn MacDonald This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N. D., Vannier, S. A., & Impett, E. A. (2021). Trajectories of sexual well-being among couples in the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 35(4), 523–533. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000689 Transitioning to parenthood for the first time can […]
Did I meet your expectations? A longitudinal couples’ study on unmet and exceeded sexual expectations during the transition to parenthood.
By Brianna MacDonald This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Vannier, S. A., Johnson, M. D., McCarthy, L., & Impett, E. A. (2022). Unmet and exceeded expectations for sexual concerns across the transition to parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2126814 Welcoming a new baby can be an exciting […]
Are sexual and relationship well-being tied to one another for couples in the transition to parenthood?
By Malia Artibello & Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares I. M., Rosen, N. O., Heiman, J. R., & Nobre, P. J. (2023). Longitudinal associations between relational and sexual well-being in couples transitioning to parenthood. Family Process, 00, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/ famp.12859 The transition to parenthood—the period from pregnancy until […]
Mind Over Matter: Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and body Image in first-time parents
By Sophia Marchetti & Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares, I. M., Rosen, N. O., Heiman, J. R., & Nobre, P. J. (2023). Longitudinal associations between mindfulness and changes to body image in first-time parent couples. Body Image, 44, 187-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.01.002 Both positive body image and mindfulness contribute to better sexual […]
By Kathleen Nesbitt-Daly This blog is a summary of our published article: Merwin, K. E., Bergeron, S., Jodouin, J. F., Mackinnon, S. P., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Few differences in sexual talk by gender/sex and dyad type: A retrospective and daily diary study with couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(8), 3715-3733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02363-y Communicating during sex is an important part […]
Regulate and communicate: How couples with low desire can manage their emotions to encourage better sexual communication
By Grace Adele Wang This blog post is a summary of our published article: Wang, G. A., Corsini-Munt, S., Dubé, J. P., McClung, E., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Regulate and communicate: Associations between emotion regulation and sexual communication for men with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and their partners. Journal of Sex Research. Advance online publication. […]
By Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares, I. M., Nobre, P. J., Schlagentweit, H., & Rosen, N. O. (2019). Sexual well-being and perceived stress in couples transitioning to parenthood: A dyadic analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.07.004 After the birth of their first baby, new parents usually have a lot […]
Co-authored by Indre Baltrušaityte and Kat Merwin This post is a summary of a recently published article from the CaSH Lab: Mohammadi, S., Chambers, C. T., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). Expression of pain behaviors and perceived partner responses in individuals with chronic pain: The mediating role of partner burden and relationship quality. The Clinical Journal of Pain, […]
By Megan Muise As the name of our lab suggests, the majority of our research focuses on couples. We collect and analyze data from both members of the couple, which is often referred to as dyadic research. Dyadic research is important because it allows us to examine the influence one partner’s responses have on the […]
Dr Rosen is interviewed by CTV news for comment on the Waterloo Study that found frequency of sex is the most common concern reported by couples in long term relationships. https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1690386&binId=1.1145729&playlistPageNum=1