Mari Clements has been at Fuller since 2001 and was named dean of the School of Psychology as of July 1, 2014. She also holds the Evelyn and Frank Freed Chair of Clinical Psychology.
Clements conducts research on the impact of marital conflict on family members. Her recent research has examined marital conflict in intact families, models of satisfaction and stability in marriage, and the effects of marital conflict on parent-child relationships and children's peer relationships.
She has also worked to develop reliable and valid indices of preschool children's perceptions of and reactions to marital conflict, of couples' perceptions of their own constructive and destructive strategies for managing conflict, and of translated measures for use in immigrant populations.
Clements is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals including Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Marriage and Family, Family Process, Parenting: Science and Practice, and Journal of Family Psychology. She has also authored several book chapters and presented at various psychology association meetings around the country.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Marital conflict, parenting, developmental psychopathology, research design and statistics