Welcome to the ARCC Lab! 

Relationships and close connections with others fundamentally shape who we are and influence our health and well-being. The mission of the Arriagnew Relationships and Close Connections (ARCC) lab is to examine key features and functions of relationships with others, including: how they shape personal tendencies and help people pursue their goals; whether people are ready for romantic involvements, or instead have their needs met as singles; the causes of strong commitment to a relationship; how and when relationships can be painful, often beyond each person’s awareness; why relationships dissolve; and how relationships are affected by friends, family, and others.

We welcome you to learn more about our people, research, publications, and news. We also welcome your involvement as part of the team, or as a participant in our research studies.