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Allen, E. S., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., Markman, H. J., Williams, T., & Melton, J. (in press). Premarital precursors of marital infidelity. Family Process.

Doss, B. D., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (in press). Marital therapy, retreats, and books: The who, what, when and why of relationship help-seeking behaviors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Einhorn, L., Williams, T., Stanley, S. M., Markman, H. J., & Eason, J. (in press). PREP inside and out: marriage education for inmates. Family Process.

Markman, H. J., Stanley, S. M., Jenkins, N. H., Petrella, J. N., & Wadsworth, M. E. (in press). Preventive education: Distinctives and directions. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (in press). Couples' reasons for cohabitation: Associations with individual well-being and relationship quality. Journal of Family Issues.

Allen, E. S., & Rhoades, G. K. (2008). Not all affairs are created equal: Emotional involvement with a extradyadic partner. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 34(1), 48-62.

Fincham, F. D., Stanley, S. M., & Beach, S. R. H. (2007). Transformative processes in marriage: An analysis of emerging trends. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 275 - 292.

Rhoades, G. K., McIntosh, D. N., Wadsworth, M. E., Ahlkvist, J. A., Burwell, R. A., Gudmundsen, G. R., Raviv, T., & Rea, J. G. (2007). Forgiving the perpetrators of September 11th: Associations with responses to stress, psychological distress, and religiosity. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 20(2), 109-128.

Stanley, S. M., Rhoades, G. K., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., & Markman, H. J. (2007). Mechanisms of change in a cognitive behavioral couples prevention program: Does being naughty or nice matter? Prevention Science, 8, 227-239.

Stocker, C. M., Richmond, M. K., Rhoades, G. K., & Kiang, L. (2007). Family emotional processes and adolescents' adjustment. Social Development, 16(2), 310-325.

Whitton, S. W., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., Stanley, S. M., Prado, L. M., Kline, G. H., St. Peters, M., & Markman, H. J. (2007). Depressive symptoms in early marriage: Predictions from relationship confidence and negative marital interaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 297-306.

Whitton, S. W., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2007). If I help my partner, will it hurt me? Perceptions of sacrifice in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 64-92.

Rhoades, G. K., Petrella, J. N., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2006). Premarital cohabitation, husbands' commitment, and wives' satisfaction with the division of household contributions. Marriage and Family Review, 40(4), 5-22

Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2006). Pre-engagement cohabitation and gender asymmetry in marital commitment. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 553-560.

Rhoades G. K., & Stocker, C. M. (2006). Can spouses provide knowledge of each other's communication patterns? A study of self-reports, spouses' reports, and observational coding. Family Process, 499-511.

Stanley, S. M., Rhoades, G. K., & Markman, H. J. (2006). Sliding vs. deciding: Inertia and the premarital cohabitation effect. Family Relations, 55, 499-509.

Stanley, S. M., Amato, P. R., Johnson, C. A., & Markman, H. J. (2006). Premarital education, marital quality, and marital stability: Findings from a large, random, household survey. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 117-126.

Stanley, S. M., Whitton, S. W., Low, S. M., Clements, M. L., & Markman, H. J. (2006). Sacrifice as a predictor of marital outcomes. Family Process, 45, 289-303.

Markman, H. J., & Halford, K. (2005). International perspectives on couple relationship education. Family Process, 44, 139-146.

Stanley, S. M., Allen, E. S., Markman, H. J., Saiz, C. C., Bloomstrom, G., Thomas, R., Schumm, W. R., & Baily, A. E. (2005). Dissemination and evaluation of marriage education in the Army. Family Process, 44, 187-201.

Clements, M. L., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2004). Before they said "I do": Discriminating among marital outcomes over 13 years based on premarital data. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66, 613-626.

Kline, G. H., Stanley, S. M., Markman, H. J., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., St. Peters, M., Whitton, S. W., & Prado, L. M. (2004). Timing is everything: Pre-engagement cohabitation and increased risk for poor marital outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(2), 311-318.

Laurenceau, J. P., Stanley, S. M., Olmos-Gallo, A., Baucom, B., & Markman, H. J. (2004). Community-based prevention of marital dysfunction: Multilevel modeling of a randomized effectiveness study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 933-943.

Markman, H. J., Whitton, S. W., Kline, G. H., Thompson, H., St. Peters, M., Stanley, S. M., Leber, B. D., Olmos-Gallo, P. A., Prado, L. M., Williams, T., Gilbert, K., Tonelli, L., Bobulinski, M., & Cordova, A. (2004). Use of an empirically-based marriage education program by religious organizations: Results of a dissemination trial. Family Relations, 53, 504-512.

Stanley, S.M., Whitton, S. W., & Markman, H. J. (2004). Maybe I do: Interpersonal commitment and premarital or non-marital cohabitation. Journal of Family Issues, 25, 496-519.

Wadsworth, M. E., Gudmundsen, G. R., Raviv, T., Ahlkvist, J. A., McIntosh, D. N., Kline, G. H. Rea, J., & Burwell, R. A. (2004). Coping with terrorism: Age and gender differences in effortful and involuntary responses to September 11th. Applied Developmental Science, 8, 143-157.

Halford, K. W., Markman, H. J., Kline, G. & Stanley, S. M. (2003). Best practices in couple relationship education. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29(3), 385-406.

Kline, G. H., Wood, L. F., & Moore, S. (2003). Validation of revised measures of family and interparental conflict for use with young adults. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 39(3/4), 125-142.

Freedman, C., Low, S., Markman, H., & Stanley, S. (2002). Equipping couples with the tools to cope with predictable and unpredictable crisis events: The PREP Program, Journal of Crisis Intervention.

Stanley, S. M., Markman, H.J., & Whitton, S. (2002). Communication, conflict, and commitment: Insights on the foundations of relationship success from a national survey. Family Process, 41(4), 659-675.

Stanley, S. M. (2001). Making the case for premarital education. Family Relations, 50, 272-280.

Stanley, S. M., Markman, H.J., Prado, L.M., Olmos-Gallo, P.A., Tonelli, L., St. Peters, M., Leber, B.D., Bobulinski, M., Cordova, A., & Whitton, S. (2001). Community based premarital prevention: Clergy and lay leaders on the front lines. Family Relations,50, 67-76.

Stanley, S. M., Bradbury, T.N., & Markman, H.J. (2000). Structural flaws in the bridge from basic research on marriage to interventions for couples: Illustrations from Gottman, Coan, Carrere, and Swanson (1998). Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62(1), 256-264.

Hahlweg, K., & Markman, H. (1998). The prevention of divorce: A five-year German Follow-up. Journal of Family Psychology.

Fraenkel, P., Markman, H., Stanley, S. (1997). The Prevention Approach to Relationship Problems. Sexual and Marital Therapy, 12(3), 249-258.

Stanley, S.M. (1997). What's important in premarital counseling? Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 1, 51-60.

Lindahl, K., Clements, M., & Markman, H. (1997). Predicting marital and parent functioning in dyads and triads: A longitudinal investigation of marital processes, Journal of Family Psychology.

Forthofer, L., Markman, H. J., Cox, M., Stanley, S., & Kessler, R. (1996). Marital conflict influences on work productivity: A national perspective. Journal of Marriage and the Family.

Forthofer, M.S., Markman, H.J., Cox, M., Stanley, S., & Kessler, R.C. (1996). Associations between marital distress and work loss in a national sample. Journal of Marriage and Family, 58, 597-605.

Markman, H. J., Leber, D., Cordova, A., & St. Peters, M. (1995). Behavioral observation and family psychology: Strange bedfellows or happy marriage? Journal of Family Psychology, 9, 371-379.

Stanley, S. M., Markman, H.J., St. Peters, M., & Leber, D. (1995). Strengthening marriages and preventing divorce: New directions in prevention research. Family Relations, 44, 392-401.

Coie, J. C., Watt, N. F., West, S. G., Hawkins, J. D., Asarnow, J. R., Markman, H. J., Ramey, S. L., Shure, M. B., & Long, B. (1993). The science of prevention: A conceptual framework and some directions for a national research program. American Psychologist.

Markman, H. J., & Hahlweg, K. (1993). The prediction and prevention of marital distress: An international perspective. Clinical Psychology Review, 13, 29-43.

Markman, H. J., Renick, M.J., Floyd, F.J., Stanley, S.M., & Clements, M. (1993). Preventing marital distress through communication and conflict management training: A 4- and 5-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 70-77.

Renick, M. J., Blumberg, S. L., & Markman, H. J. (1992). The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP): An empirically based preventive intervention program for couples. Family Relations, 41, 141-147.

Markman, H. J. (1992). Marital and family psychology: Burning issues. Journal of Family Psychology, 5, 264-275.

Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H.J. (1992). Assessing commitment in personal relationships. Journal of Marriage and The Family, 54, 595-608.

Markman, H. J. (1991). Backwards into the future of couples' therapy and couples' therapy research: A comment on Jacobson. Journal of Family Psychology, 4, 416-425.

Storaasli, R. D., & Markman, H. J. (1990). Relationship problems in the premarital and early stages of marriage: A test of family development theory. Journal of Family Psychology, 2, 80-98.

Howes, P., & Markman, H. J. (1989). Marital quality and child attachment: A longitudinal study. Child Development, 60, 1044-1051.

Hahlweg, K., & Markman, H. (1988). Effectiveness of behavioral marital therapy: Empirical status of behavioral techniques in preventing and alleviating marital distress. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 440-447.

Markman, H. J., Floyd, F.J., Stanley, S.M., & Storaasli, R.D. (1988). Prevention of marital distress: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 210-217.

Markman, H. J., & Kadushin, F. S. (1986). The preventive effects of Lamaze training on first-time parents: A short-term longitudinal study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 872-874.

Markman, H. J. (1981). The prediction of marital distress: A five-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 49, 760-762.

Markman, H. J., & Floyd, F. (1980). Possibilities for the prevention of marital discord: A behavioral perspective. American Journal of Family Therapy, 8, 29-48.

Markman, H. J. (1979). Application of a behavioral model of marriage in predicting relationship satisfaction of couples planning marriage. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 4, 743-749.