Bringing Behavioral Observation of Couples Into the 21st Century

Lisanne J. Bulling, Richard E. Heyman, Guy Bodenmann

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Recent technological advances have made the remote recording of interactions and the automatic extraction of nonverbal, paraverbal, and verbal behavioral cues from the videos possible. The development of computer programs that can replace human observational coders is imminent. The increasing availability of such new technologies, accompanied by their lower costs and greater convenience, is likely to advance behavioral observation research, giving new insight into the fine-grained moment-to-moment interactional processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 10 2022


  • behavioral observation research
  • couples
  • direct observation
  • microanalytical behavioral coding
  • social signal processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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