Psychopathology and Interpersonal Relationships Lab
Director: David A. Smith
In the Psychopathology and Interpersonal Relationships Lab (PIRL) we study close interpersonal relationship processes, such as communication, problem-solving, and criticism, in relation to emotional difficulties, such as depression and chronic pain. Behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and physiological mechanisms have all been targets of investigation. PIRL is associated with the Couples Therapy and Research Clinic, which is a training and couples therapy affiliate of the Notre Dame Psychological Services Center.