Harry Reis appointed Deans Professor

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Harry Reis, professor of psychology. (University photo / Brandon Vick)

Harry Reis, professor of clinical and social psychology, was jointly appointed as Dean’s Professor in Arts, Sciences and Engineering effective December 1.

Reis is a leading researcher in the field of social psychology and is credited with helping to launch the field of relationship science, studying the factors that influence the quantity and closeness of social interaction, and the consequences of different patterns of socializing for health and psychological well-being. He is recognized as a groundbreaking researcher of methods for studying social interaction in its natural context, through the development of tools like the Rochester Interaction Record, a technique that allows researchers to study patterns and characteristics of social relations that occur in everyday life.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the City College of New York, and a master’s degree and PhD in social-personality psychology from New York University. Reis joined the University of Rochester in 1974.

A prolific researcher, Reis is the author or editor of eleven books and more than 240 published studies, reviews, and other professional articles. He has published empirical investigations of attraction, gender, intimacy, emotion, attachment, and well-being.

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