More Information About Dr. Prager's work

Research on Intimacy

Processes in Couple Relationships 

Teaching and Professional Practice

Selected Papers and Publications



Selected Papers and Publications


Prager, K. J. (1991). Intimacy status and couple conflict resolution. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 8, 505-526.

Basco, M. A., Prager, K. J., Pita, J. M., Tamir, L. M., & Stephens, J. J. (1992). Depression and marital discord. Journal of Family Psychology, 6, 184-194.

Prager, K.J. (1995). The Psychology of Intimacy. New York: Guilford.

Prager, K.J. & Buhrmester, D. (1998). Intimacy and need fulfillment in couple relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 435-469.

Prager, K.J. (1999).  The intimacy dilemma:  A guide for couples therapists.  In J. Carlson & L. Sperry, (Ed.), The Intimate Couple.  New York:  Bruner/Mazel.

Prager, K.J. (2000). Intimacy in Personal Relationships. In S. Hendrick and C. Hendrick (Eds.), Close Relationships (pp. 229-244). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Prager, K.J. & Roberts, L.J. (2004).  Deep intimate connection: Self and intimacy in couple relationships.  In. Mashek, D. & Aron, A. (Eds)., The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy, pp. 43-60.  Mahwah, NJ:  Ehrlbaum.

Prager, K.J. (2009).  Intimacy.  In Reis, H. & Sprecher, S. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Prager, K.J. & Shirvani, F. (July, 2010).  An attachment theory perspective on couples’ emotional recovery from conflict.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, International Association for Relationship Research, Herzliya, Israel.

Prager, K.J. (November, 2010).  Introduction to Intimacy-Oriented Therapy.  Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting, Texas Psychological Association, Dallas, Texas.

Prager, K.J., Shirvani, F., Garcia, J.J., & Coles, M. (in press).  Intimacy and positive psychology.  In Hojjat, M. & Cramer, D.C. (Eds.). The Positive Psychology of Love.



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