Arthur Aron

Arthur Aron (born July 2, 1945) is a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is best known for his work on intimacy in interpersonal relationships, and development of the self-expansion model of motivation in close relationships.

Arthur Aron
Born (1945-07-02) July 2, 1945 (age 74)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBA, MA (University of California at Berkeley),
PhD (University of Toronto)
Alma materUniversity of California at Berkeley,
University of Toronto
Known forSelf-expansion model of motivation in interpersonal relationships
Spouse(s)Elaine Aron
Scientific career
FieldsPsychology of interpersonal relationships,
social psychology
InstitutionsState University of New York at Stony Brook
Doctoral advisorA. J. Arrowood
Websitewww.psychology.stonybrook.edu/aronlab-/

Early life and educationEdit

Arthur Aron received a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy in 1967 and a master's degree in social psychology in 1968, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a PhD in social psychology from the University of Toronto in 1970.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Aron's work focuses on the role, creation, and maintenance of friendship and intimacy in interpersonal relationships. He developed the self-expansion model of close relationships; it posits that one of the motivations humans have for forming close relationships is self-expansion, i.e., "expansion of the self", or personal growth and development.

Personal lifeEdit

Aron is married to psychologist Elaine Aron.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  • "Arthur Aron's CV". State University of New York at Stony Brook. May 31, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  • Sprecher, Susan (March 1988). "Love and the Expansion of Self: Understanding Attraction and Satisfaction by Arthur Aron; Elaine Aron". Contemporary Sociology. American Sociological Association. 17 (2): 268–269. doi:10.2307/2070652. JSTOR 2070652.
  • Catron, Mandy Len (January 9, 2015). "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  • Jones, Daniel (January 9, 2015). "No. 37: Big Wedding or Small?". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved January 11, 2015.