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Oklahoma State University

Nathan Hardy


Assistant Professor

228 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8029
Fax: 405-744-6344


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Kansas State University Marriage and Family Therapy
M.S. Kansas State University Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S. Brigham Young University Family Science


The longitudinal course of healthy marriage; Change processes in couple therapy; Marriage and relationship education; Couples and diabetes


  • Vennum, A., Hardy, N. R., Sibley, S. D., & Fincham, F. D. (2015). Dedication and sliding in emerging adult cyclical and non-cyclical romantic relationships. Family Relations.
  • Luu, S., Anderson, J.R., Johnson, M.D., Hardy, N. R., Zheng, F. & Liu, W. (2015). Young romance in china: Effects of family, attachment, relationship confidence, and problem-solving. Personal Relationships. 
  • Hardy, N. R., Vennum, A. V., Johnson, M. D., Anderson, J. R., Luu S., Liu., W. (2014). Associations between attention to warning signs, marital confidence, and interactional problem-solving among emerging adult couples in Mainland China. Emerging Adulthood. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2167696814551385
  • Hardy, N. R., Ratcliffe, G. C., Soloski, K. L., Anderson, J. R., & Willoughby, B. J. (2015). Associations between family of origin climate, relationship self-regulation, and marital outcomes. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12090
  • Yorgason, J., Johnson, L. N., Hardy., N. R. (2014). Examining micro-change in clinical populations using a daily diary approach. In R. B. Miller & L. N. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods in family therapy research: A focus on validity and change (pp. 208-229). New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Anderson, J. R., Johnson, M. D., Liu, W., Zheng, F., Hardy, N. R., & Lindstrom, R. A. (2014). Family of origin functioning is associated with Chinese young adult romantic relationship success directly and indirectly through relationship problem solving and depression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi:10.1177/0265407513508727
  • Baptist, J. A., Thompson, D. E., Norton, A. M., Hardy, N. R. , & Link, C. D. (2012). The effects of the intergenerational transmission of family emotional processes on conflict styles: The moderating role of attachment. The American Journal of Family Therapy. 40, 1–18.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy HDFS  4573
Systemic Approaches to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology HDFS  5623

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
  • International Association of Relationship Research (IARR)