Transnational family Research institute


Aptos, CA


From 1973 through 2021, The Transnational Family Research Institute carried out psychosocial research

in accordance with the following mission statement.


  To create and disseminate new knowledge about human reproductive and family planning

   behaviors, with a focus on the motivational antecedents to those behaviors.  

  To encourage both domestic and international research initiatives through collaborative interaction

  and cooperative effort among like-minded scientists.

   To establish and maintain an information-based website that provides access to current and archived

   research of TFRI investigators, as well as links to the work of other scientists with related interests.

   To provide-through collaboration and mentoring-a research environment that fosters the creativity

   and interdependence of investigators with diverse psychological, biological, and dyadic perspectives at all 

   stages of their research careers.