• Justin Lavner, Univ. of Georgia
  • Steven Beach, Univ. of Georgia
  • Allen Barton, Univ. of Georgia
  • Chalandra Bryant, Univ. of Georgia
This study used dyadic data from 346 African American couples to examine actor and partner effects of racial discrimination on verbal and physical aggression and relationship satisfaction and instability. Findings indicate that racial discrimination has harmful effects on relationship functioning for African American men and women, including increased aggression and relationship instability.