Karen J. Prager, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Professor of Psychology and Program Head for Gender Studies
Diplomate in Family Psychology
The University of Texas at Dallas
More Information About Dr. Prager's work
Marriage, Intimacy, Wives, & Husbands
What is "emotion work?"
What is the connection between intimate relating and effort?
What is intimacy?
Varies in depth, intensity, & frequency
What are its cognitive, affective, and behavioral components?
Two behavioral components:
Intimate experiences or interactions:
can be spontaneous and unpredictable
Do not require an ongoing relationship
Intimate interactions occur regularly/frequently/predictably