"Being Vulnerable is Just One of Many Ways to Connect" Psychology Today • November 2022

"Social Connection Matters–and There are Many Ways to ConnectThe Academic Minute [syndicated public radio program - also featured on Inside Higher Ed] • September 2022

"A Common Misunderstanding that Leads Couples into Conflict" Psychology Today • September 2022

"How Disaster Can Inspire Human Connection" Psychology Today • September 2022

"The Relationship Skill Every Couple Must Keep In Mind" Psychology Today • September 2022

"Feeling connected Enhances Mental and Physical Health -Here are Four Researched-Backed Ways to Find Moments of Connection with Loved Ones and Strangers" The Conversation [also featured in Salon] • July 2022

"Perceptions of Partner Responsiveness Across the Transition to Parenthood Journal of Family Psychology • June 2022

"Experiences of Meaningful Connection in Social Interactions" PhD Dissertation • December 2021

"Experiences of Meaningful Connection in the First Weeks of the COVID-19 Pandemic" Journal of Social and Personal Relationships • September 2021


Atlas of the Human Life” Illustrated Educational Instagram Profile • 2019–2020

"Practicing Forgiveness: A Framework for a Routine Forgiveness Practice" Spirituality in Clinical Practice • December 2019

"Mindful Masculinity: Positive Psychology, McMindfulness, and Gender" Feminist Review • September 2019

"Gottman Sound Relationship House" Entry" in Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family • August 2019

"The Art and Science of Human Connection" Illustrated Educational Module • March 2017

Interview: "Grad Student Smallen: Well Connected" University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology News • August 2016