Conflict Resolution

Keith Sanford, Ph.D.

Keith Sanford, Ph.D.

Dr. Keith Sanford, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, studies married couples and other close interpersonal relationships, and he is especially interested in understanding how people resolve conflict. Studies conducted in my lab have identified specific types of communication behaviors, emotions, and thinking patterns that are important for conflict resolution. In addition, several studies have focused on the development and validation of techniques for assessing important aspects of couples' interactions during conflict. He also developed a free interactive internet program for couples titled the "Couple Conflict Consultant" located at www.pairbuilder.com. This program provides a personalized assessment of 14 different areas of conflict resolution and a large resource bank of information and recommendations for couples.

Before joining the Baylor faculty in 2000, Sanford earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 1993, and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 2000. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas, and served as associate editor for the Journal of Family Psychology from 2007 to 2009.

To interview Sanford, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.