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).


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

Uniscience (personal website, University of Lausanne)