Researchers, clinical practitioners and other professionals are using Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory (PARTheory) measures in the study and practice of parent-child relationships, intimate adult relationships, peer and sibling relationships, and other areas. Faculty and Staff are also actively engaged in identifying new external funding sources for future research.
Miguel A. Carrasco, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Facultad de Psicologia (UNED), Madrid, Spain. Dr. Carrasco is Co-Editor (with R. P. Rohner) of a special issue of a journal on Parental Power/Prestige and the Effects of Parental Acceptance on the Psychological Adjustment of Offspring.
Fatoş Erkman, Ph.D., Professor, Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey. Dr. Erkman is involved in research on father issues, teacher acceptance-rejection, physical punishment, and intimate adult relationships in Turkey.
Abdul Khaleque, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, University of Connecticut, CSIAR. Involved in cross-cultural projects on teacher acceptance-rejection, intimate adult relationships in Bangladesh, Canada, and the U.S., and multi-ethnic comparisons in the U.S. of parental acceptance-rejection and psychological adjustment.
Francisco Machado, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Maia Institute for Higher Studies, Portugal. Coordinating an international 'teacher love' project.
Karen Ripoll-Núñez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, South America. Dr. Ripoll-Núñez's research interests include intimate adult relationships and corporal punishment in a cross-cultural perspective.
Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio, Ph.D., Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Senior Scientist/ Practitioner, University of Connecticut, CSIAR. Dr. Rigazio-DiGilio is principal investigator in studies dealing with the application of parental-acceptance-rejection theory and measures in relational and systemic therapy.
Ronald P. Rohner, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Director of CSIAR and Executive Director and former President of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Dr. Rohner is author of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory (PARTheory) and its associated measures. He is also a collaborator, consultant, or mentor on most research projects using PARTheory measures conducted through the Rohner Center.
Azmi Varan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. Dr. Varan is conducting research on elder sibling acceptance-rejection and intimate adult relationships in Turkey.
Robert A. Veneziano, Ph.D., Dr. Veneziano's research focuses on the influence of father love on child development and adult psychological functioning.