Friends or lovers? The UW-Madison Couples Lab wants to know

By Bill Novak,

Why does a couple become a couple? Love? Friendship? Security? Someone to talk to? Economics?

These and thousands of other questions are driving the work at the UW-Madison Couples Lab, a venture started in 2007 by associate professor Lauren Papp, in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Papp and her students, 10 undergraduates and three graduates, look at couples in a myriad number of ways, and are currently recruiting for two studies. Read more …