When Can We Predict Romantic Outcomes?
Presenter: Paul W. Eastwick, Associate Professor, UC Davis
5101 Tolman Hall
Romantic relationships profoundly impact people’s health and well-being. Yet it remains unclear if and when it is possible to predict a priori how relationship experiences will unfold and evolve over time: When can we determine whether two people will (a) want to form a relationship in the first place and (b) be happy or miserable together? This talk will review findings and theories that address what is predictable about romantic outcomes, what may not be predictable, and how close relationships perspectives can contribute to and learn from other prediction sciences.