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 aspects of the importance of close relationships for well-being: first, investigating non-verbal physical affection as a mechanism linking close relationships to well-being, and second, developing innovative ways to support people that have lost such relationships. Find more details on the projects tab!

I am a researcher in clinical and social psychology and a psychotherapist. I am currently working as Research and Teaching Fellow (Maître-Assistante) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, as a member of the CARLA (Cognitive and Affective Regulation Laboratory).


Anik Debrot
University of Lausanne
Institute of Psychology
CH-1015 Lausanne

Uniscience (personal website, University of Lausanne)