Richard Slatcher

Associate Professor Psychology
Phone: 313-577-9091


Research Interest/Area of Expertise

Close relationships, social psychology, health and well-being, language use in social relationships


Understanding the impact of close relationships on health and well-being is the central focus of Prof. Slatcher's research and teaching. He uses a variety of research methodologies (structured laboratory experiments, group interactions, daily diary studies, and behavioral observation), and statistical methods (multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, dyadic data analysis, and meta-analysis) in his work.

Slatcher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Wayne State, he spent two years as an NIMH postdoctoral fellow in Health Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.