Amy Kenny

August 12, 2023

My research focuses on non-romantic relationships. While romantic relationships dominate the psychological literature, friendships and platonic relationships are a relatively less explored area. More specifically, I am interested in exploring the ways we form, maintain, and damage these non-romantic relationships and the factors that play into the why and how. By looking into how personality traits, mental states, expectations in relationships, attachment styles, motivations, and emotions may play a part in platonic relationships and friendships, I plan to support the development of healthy and consistent relationships outside of romantic connections.