An Attachment Perspective on the Links between Intimate Relationships, Health, and Well-Being

  • Tue 13 Mar 18

    16:00 - 17:00

  • Colchester Campus

    1.702 - Department of Psychology

  • Event speaker

    Sarah C. E. Stanton - University of Edinburgh

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

Intimate relationships are frequently listed among the factors that make life most meaningful, and relationship quality is vital to general health and well-being over time. In this talk, I will discuss my program of research investigating the elements of relationships that are important predictors of health and well-being, focusing specifically on (a) individual differences in attachment and (b) perceptions of partner responsiveness.

I will also present data concerning the psychological mechanisms that underlie the links between relationships and health outcomes. Overall, I argue that enhancing relationship strengths is equally as important as minimizing relationship strains when considering health and well-being, and offer hypotheses regarding the nature of interventions that may be developed to help romantic partners enjoy happier and healthier lives.

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