16:00 - 17:00
1.702 - Department of Psychology
Sarah C. E. Stanton - University of Edinburgh
Lectures, talks and seminars
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.