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21 October - 17 November
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The Secrets of Happy Couples: Lessons from Psychology

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Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

What are the key ingredients for a happy, successful romantic relationship? For over 50 years, psychologists have worked to understand love, and how healthy romantic relationships contribute to happiness, health, and well-being.

Back by popular demand, come join us at the 2023 Festival of Social Science’s webinar The Secrets of Happy Couples: Lessons from Psychology, to learn some research-backed tips for how to strengthen, sustain, and support your romantic relationship. You will also learn how positive relationships can make us happier and healthier over time. The webinar will include an introduction, brief presentations from international relationship experts, and then a panel Q+A where the audience will get a chance to ask questions.

What’s it about?

Romantic relationships are frequently listed among life’s most meaningful factors. Experts in the psychology of relationships now understand some of the key ingredients that separate happy and successful relationships from unhappy and unhealthy ones. This webinar will likely challenge some of your (and society’s) preconceptions about relationships and leave you with concrete tips for finding relationships that build and sustain you.

Who’s leading the event?

  • Taranah Gazder and Sarah Stanton, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Allison Farrell, Miami University
  • Kiersten Dobson, University of Toronto Mississauga

Open to

public; young people; adults 

Of particular interest to

of particular interest to anyone who is in a romantic relationship, used to be in a romantic relationship, or wants to be in a romantic relationship

Event booking deadline

14th November, 16:15pm