The Science of Relationships & 36 Questions to Make You Fall in Love (…sort of)
Taught by Marisa T. Cohen
Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a psychology professor and the co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), which centers on the subfield of relationship science. Dr. Cohen's main research interests are gender differences in dating and relationship behaviors, peoples' perceptions of love and infidelity, and consensual non-monogamy.
Dr. Cohen is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples.
Dr. Cohen actively presents her research from the field at both local and regional conferences. In addition to her research, she enjoys giving guest lectures on the application of this science to everyday life.
For information about her work, check out her personal website: www.marisatcohen.com
Spend your night examining love from a scientific perspective, while potentially forming deep and meaningful connections with your fellow attendees.
This talk will focus on the life cycle of a relationship. We will examine the factors of interpersonal attraction, first date experiences, and the development of relationships over time. Beyond this, we will investigate what may tip the scale to create fractures within a relationship, leading to their demise.
We will also cover the famous (and viral) 36 questions to make you fall in love, the actual intended purpose of these questions, as well as try them out during a fun, partnered exercise.