ABOUT THE FAMILY COMMUNICATION LAB 

Who we are

The Family Communication and Relationships Lab is a social science lab at Michigan State University and the University of Washington which houses a collection of researchers and students invested in understanding the complex dynamics of family communication in a variety of contexts. 



What we do

We collaborate with researchers across the globe to conduct and disseminate cutting edge family communication research that explores family disruptions and processes that can make a difference in the everyday lives of families. 

 

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Family marginalization, alienation, and estrangement: A review of and call for research that questions the nonvoluntary status of family relationships

Despite assumptions that families are close and intact, the prevalence of family member marginalization, parent-child alienation, and parent-child estrangement is overwhelming ...

Parent-child estrangement: Conditions for disclosure and perceived social network member reactions

Disclosing a family disruption like estrangement might be an important first step in garnering supportive communication, yet disclosure also might come with costs ...

  

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University of Washington

404 Wilson Rd

East Lansing, MI 48823

102 Communications

Seattle, WA 98195