|Born||July 2, 1945|
|Residence||Stony Brook, New York, United States|
BA, MA (University of California at Berkeley), |
PhD (University of Toronto)
University of California at Berkeley, |
University of Toronto
|Known for||Self-expansion model of motivation in interpersonal relationships|
Psychology of interpersonal relationships, |
|Institutions||State University of New York at Stony Brook|
|Doctoral advisor||A. J. Arrowood|
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.
Early life and education
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.
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.
- "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.