Tyler Jamison

Associate Professor
Office: Human Development & Family Studies, Pettee Hall Rm 201, Durham, NH 03824
Tyler B. Jamison, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

My research focuses on romantic relationship development and dissolution. Using primarily qualitative methods, my research explores how relationship experiences are contextualized by socioeconomic status, education level, family structure background, developmental stage, and co-residential status. I am particularly interested in identifying disparities in partnering experiences between young adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science & Policy, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • M.S., Human Development&Family Study, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • B.A., Psychology, Miami University - Ohio

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 625: Adult Development and Aging
  • HDFS 695: Independent Study
  • HDFS 697: Top/ISci of Happily Ever After
  • HDFS 757/857: Race, Class, Gender & Families
  • HDFS 782: Family Internship
  • HDFS 792: Family Internship Seminar
  • HDFS 911: Grad Internship/Adolescent Dev

Selected Publications

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Jamison, T. B. (2021). Identifying a Typology of Emerging Adult Romantic Relationships: Implications for Relationship Education. FAMILY RELATIONS, 70(1), 305-318. doi:10.1111/fare.12464

Jamison, T. B., & Lo, H. Y. (2021). Exploring parents' ongoing role in romantic development: Insights from young adults. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 38(1), 84-102. doi:10.1177/0265407520958475

Beckmeyer, J. J., & Jamison, T. B. (2020). Is Breaking Up Hard to Do? Exploring Emerging Adults' Perceived Abilities to End Romantic Relationships. FAMILY RELATIONS, 69(5), 1028-1040. doi:10.1111/fare.12404

Monk, J. K., Kanter, J. B., Jamison, T. B., & Russell, L. T. (2020). Beyond cold feet: Experiences of ending engagements and canceling weddings. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 37(12), 2921-2940. doi:10.1177/0265407520942590

Jamison, T. B., & Beckmeyer, J. J. (2020). Feeling Stuck: Exploring the Development of Felt Constraint in Romantic Relationships. FAMILY RELATIONS. doi:10.1111/fare.12496

Jamison, T. B., Ganong, L., & Proulx, C. M. (2017). Unmarried Coparenting in the Context of Poverty: Understanding the Relationship Between Stress, Family Resource Management, and Resilience. JOURNAL OF FAMILY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES, 38(3), 439-452. doi:10.1007/s10834-016-9518-z

Ganong, L., Coleman, M., Jamison, T., & Feistman, R. (2015). Divorced mothers' coparental boundary maintenance after parents repartner.. J Fam Psychol, 29(2), 221-231. doi:10.1037/fam0000064

Jamison, T. B., Coleman, M., Ganong, L. H., & Feistman, R. E. (2014). Transitioning to Postdivorce Family Life: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Resilience in Coparenting. FAMILY RELATIONS, 63(3), 411-423. doi:10.1111/fare.12074

Ganong, L. H., Coleman, M., Feistman, R., Jamison, T., & Markham, M. S. (2012). Communication Technology and Postdivorce Coparenting. Family Relations, 61(3), 397-409. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00706.x

Jamison, T. B., & Ganong, L. (2011). "We're not living together:" Stayover relationships among college-educated emerging adults. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 28(4), 536-557. doi:10.1177/0265407510384897

Most Cited Publications