It is now a well-established fact: having enough and good relationships with trusted persons is crucial for health and well-being; lacking a supporting network of relationships puts a similar toll on health and life expectancy 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 working as a Senior Lecturer (Maître d’Enseignement et de Rercherche I) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. I am part of the CARLA (Cognitive and Affective Regulation Laboratory) and LIVES center (Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Life course and Vulnerability).
University of Lausanne
Institute of Psychology