Publications 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Balzarini, R. N., & Muise, A. (invited submission). Beyond the dyad: A review of the novel insights gained from studying consensual non-monogamy. Current Sexual Health Reports.

Balzarini, R. N., Mark, K., Muise, A., Gesselman, A., Zoppolat, G., Lehmiller, J., Garcia, J., & Slatcher, R. (invited submission). Sex in the time of COVID: How COVID-related stressors shape sexual desire. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Balzarini, R. N., & Muise, A. (conditional acceptance). Does diversifying sexual need fulfilment across partners in polyamorous relationships buffer the detriments of unmet sexual ideals? Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Moors, A., Schechinger, H., Balzarini, R. N., & Flicker, S. (conditional acceptance). Internalized consensual non-monogamy negativity and relationship quality among people engaged in polyamory, swinging, and open relationships. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Balzarini, R. N., McDonald. J., Kohut, T., Harman, J. J., Lehmiller, J. J., & Holmes, B. M. (conditional acceptance). Compersion: When jealousy inducing situations don’t (just) induce jealousy. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Dobson, K., Kohut, T., Raposo, S., & Campbell, L. (in press). The detriments of unmet sexual ideals and buffering effect of sexual responsiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dobson, K., Zhu, J., Balzarini, R. N., & Campbell, L. (2020). Responses to sexual advances and satisfaction in romantic relationships: Is yes good and no bad? Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Kohut, T., Balzarini, R. N., Grubbs, J., Fisher, B. A., Campbell, L., & Prause, N. (2020). Surveying pornography use: A shaky science resting on poor measurement foundations. Journal of Sex Research.     

Balzarini, R. N., Dharma, C., Muise, A., & Kohut, T. (2019). Eroticism versus nurturance: How eroticism and nurturance differ in polyamorous and monogamous relationships. Social Psychology, 50, 185–200.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Dharma, C., Kohut, T., Campbell, L., Lehmiller, J. J., Harman, J. J., & Holmes, B. M. (2019). Comparing relationship quality across different types of romantic partners in polyamorous and monogamous relationships. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 1749-1767.

 

Charlot, N., Balzarini, R. N., & Campbell, L. (2019). The influence of romantic rejection on changes in ideal standards, ideal flexibility, and self-perceived mate value. Social Psychology.  

 

Balzarini, R. N., Shumlich, E., Kohut, T., & Campbell, L. (2018). Sexual attitudes, opinions, and sociosexual orientation differ based on relationship orientation. Journal of Sex Research.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Shumlich, E., Kohut, T., & Campbell, L. (2018). Dimming the “halo” around monogamy: Re-assessing stigma surrounding consensually non-monogamous romantic relationships as a function of personal relationship. Frontiers in Psychology.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Dharma, C., Kohut, T., Campbell, L., Holmes, B. M., Lehmiller, J. J., & Harman, J. J. (2018). Demographic comparison of American individuals in polyamorous and monogamous relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 56, 681-694.

 

Kohut, T., Balzarini, R. N., Fisher, B. A., & Campbell, L. (2018). Pornography’s associations with sexual communication and intimacy vary as a function of dyadic patterns of pornography use within heterosexual relationships. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, 35, 655-676.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Campbell, L., Kohut, T., Holmes, B. M., Lehmiller, J. J., Harman, J. J., & Atkins, N. (2017). Perceptions of primary and secondary relationships in polyamory. PLoS ONE, 12, 1-20.  

 

Campbell, L., Balzarini, R. N., Kohut, T., Dobson, K., Hahn, C., Moroz, S., & Stanton, S. (2017). Self-esteem, relationship threat, and dependency regulation: Independent replication of Murray, Rose, Bellavia, Holmes, and Kusche (2002) Study 3. Journal of Research in Personality,72, 5-9.  

 

Balzarini, R. N., Dobson, K., Chin, K., & Campbell, L. (2017). Does exposure to erotica reduce attraction and love for romantic partners in men: Independent replications of Kenrick, Gutierres & Goldberg (1989) Study 2. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 70, 191-197.

 

Selterman, D. F., Mashek, D. J., Balzarini, R. N., & Holmes, B. M. (2014). Teaching about consensual non-monogamy in relationship science and sexuality courses. In the official news report for the Journal of the International Association for Relationship Research.

 

Smith, H. J., Goode, C., Balzarini, R. N., Ryan, D., & Georges, M. (2014). The cost of

forgiveness: Observers prefer victims who leave unfaithful romantic partners. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 758-773.

 

Goode, C., Balzarini, R. N., & Smith, H. J. (2014). Positive peer pressure: Priming member prototypicality can decrease undergraduate drinking? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 567-578.

 

McKee, S., Smith, H. J., Koch, A., Balzarini, R. N., Georges, M., & Callahan, M. P. (2013). Looking up and seeing green: Women’s everyday experiences with physical appearance comparisons. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 351-365.

 

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Jonason, P. K., & Balzarini, R. N. (2016). Unweaving the rainbow of human sexuality: A review of one-night stands, serious romantic relationships, and the relationship space in between. In K. Aumer (Ed.), The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships (pp. 13-28). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.

 

 

 

Manuscripts Under Review

           

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Jonason, P. K., Campbell, L., & Aron, A. (under review). Are we in a relationship? A prototype analysis of what it means to be in a romantic relationship. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 

 

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Zoppolat, Di Bartolomeo, A., Rodrigues, D. L., Alonso-Ferres, M. et al. (under review). Love in the time of COVID: Perceived partner responsiveness buffers people from lower relationship quality associated with COVID-related stressors. Social Psychological and Personality Science.​

 

Balzarini, R. N., Dobson, K., Kohut, T., & Lehmiller, J. J. (revision requested). The role of relationship acceptance and romantic secrecy on commitment processes and the proportion of time spent on sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

 

Zappolat, G., Righetti, F., Balzarini, R. N., Alonso-Ferres, M., Urganci, B, Rodrigues, D. L… Slatcher, R. (under review). Relationship difficulties and “technoference” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 

Dobson, K., Stanton, S., Balzarini, R. N., Kohut, T., & Campbell, L. (under review). Tired of “us”? Accuracy and bias in couples’ perceptions of relational boredom. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Moussa-Rogers, M, Cuccolo, K., McKinney, C, Edlund, J, Grahe, J, Zlokovich, M…. Balzarini, R. N. (under review). Understanding family dynamics in a cross-cultural Sample: A multi-national study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Dobson, K., & Campbell, L. (in prep). Mismatched sexual ideals: How sexual ideal discrepancies impact perceived relationship dissolution and the role of implicit theories. 

 

Balzarini, R. N., Kohut, T., Moors, A., & Leis, M. (in prep). Thematic analysis of jealousy in multi-partnered relationships.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Zoppolat, G., Muise, A., & Slatcher, R. (in prep). Coping with COVID-19: How interpersonal relationships shape the effects of social distancing on health and well-being.

Garcia, J., Balzarini, R. N., Gesselman, A., Zoppolat, G., Mark, K., Lehmiller, J., & Slatcher, R. (in prep). Loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: Impact of intimate touch, stress, and satisfaction.

Rodrigues, D., Balzarini, R. N., Zoppolat, G., & Slatcher, R. (in prep). Individual motives for security and sexual behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rodrigues, D., Balzarini, R. N., Zoppolat, G., & Slatcher, R. (in prep). Examining how individual motivations for security influence preventive behaviors and psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemics.

 

Balzarini, R. N., Mark, K., Muise, A., Gesselman, A., Zoppolat, G., Lehmiller, J., Garcia, J., & Slatcher, R. (in prep). Sex in the time of COVID: How situational and interpersonal factors shape sexual desire.

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Kohut, T., Ivanski, C., & Campbell, L. (in prep). Better together: How shared experiences in VR promote need fulfilment and well-being. 

 

Slatcher, R., Balzarini, R. N., & Zoppolat, G. (in prep). ‘Zoom fatigue’ in the time of COVID.

 

Kohut, T., Balzarini, R. N., Dobson, K., Rogge, R., Mcnulty, J., Fisher, B. A., Shaw, A., & Campbell, L. (in prep). Pornography’s associations with sexual and relationship satisfaction vary as a function of dyadic patterns of pornography use and perceptions of partner’s use.

 

Kohut, T., Camilleri, M., Balzarini, R. N., Ivanski, C., Campbell, L., Fisher, W., & Milhausen, R. (in prep). Sexual behavior and relationship quality: The introduction of sexual novelty increases passion in long-term heterosexual couples.

 

Dobson, K., Balzarini, R. N., Impett, E., & Campbell, L. (in prep). Sources of information and comparison regarding sexual pleasure.

 

Zhu, J., Hahn, C., Balzarini, R. N., & Campbell, L. (in prep). Social anxiety and infidelity in monogamous romantic relationships.

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Balzarini, R. N. (2019). People in polyamorous relationships diversify their need fulfillment across multiple partners. PsyPost

 

Balzarini, R. N. (accepted). Best of both worlds: How polyamorous relationships promote greater need fulfillment. Greater Good Magazine.