Robert Christopher Fraley, Professor

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Research Interests

R. Chris Fraley's research involves the study of attachment processes in close relationships, personality dynamics and development, and research methods. He is also broadly interested in issues at the interface of social cognition, development, evolution, and psychodynamics.


He received his PhD from the University of California, Davis in 1999 in Social-Personality Psychology. In 2007 he received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Individual Differences.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of California Davis

… → 1999

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Research Output 1997 2019

Attachment in Adulthood: Recent Developments, Emerging Debates, and Future Directions

Fraley, R. C., Jan 4 2019, In : Annual review of psychology. 70, p. 401-422 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Direction compound

Attachment in donor-conceived adults: Curiosity, search, and contact

Lozano, E. B., Fraley, R. C. & Kramer, W., Jun 2019, In : Personal Relationships. 26, 2, p. 331-344 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exploratory Behavior
family structure
Self Report

Development and Change in Attachment: A Multiwave Assessment of Attachment and Its Correlates Across Childhood and Adolescence

Khan, F., Chong, J. Y., Theisen, J. C., Fraley, R. C., Young, J. F. & Hankin, B. L., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of personality and social psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle