Intentionally Creating Close Relationships Workshop
Dr. Jonathan Kanter will be leading a day-long workshop on December 1st, 2018 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Using Social Connection to Reduce Prejudice
We are testing interventions to reduce intergroup anxiety and prejudice in medical settings and on college campuses. Our racism research agenda explores the tendency of individuals in positions of power and privilege to microaggress against others and how to reduce this tendency.
Social Connection Increases Life Expectancy
Researchers have found that loneliness and poor social connections increase your risk of death as much as excessive cigarette smoking, and more than excessive drinking, obesity, and being chronically exposed to air pollution.
Our mission is to maximize human growth and potential through research on social connection. We are committed to improving lives by impacting matters of public health significance. Our research explores how imrpoved relationships and social connections may reduce racism and prejudice and improve physical and mental health.