It is now a well-established fact: having enough and good relationships with trusted persons is crucial for health, well-being; lacking a supporting network of relationships is as bad for longevity as smoking or being obese. My research focuses on two facets of the association between close relationships and well-being:
- First, investigating non-verbal physical affection as a mechanism linking close relationships to well-being
- Second, using the internet to provide empirically grounded support for people that have lost such relationships.
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I am a researcher in clinical and social psychology and a psychotherapist. I am currently working as a Lecturer (Maître-Assistante) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and am the director of the CARLA (Cognitive and Affective Regulation Laboratory).
University of Lausanne
Institute of Psychology