Arthur Aron

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Arthur Aron
Born (1945-07-02) July 2, 1945 (age 75)
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-/

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[edit]

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.[1]

Career[edit]

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 life[edit]

Aron is married to psychologist Elaine Aron.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art". psychology.psy.sunysb.edu. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  2. ^ WebMD, Elaine N. Aron, PhD biography