Wellness Wednesdays - Relationships and Health

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Overcoming Obstacles and Building Healthy Relationships

David A. Sbarra, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, and
Director, Laboratory for Social Connectedness and Health, UArizona College of Science

David A. Sbarra, PhD
David A. Sbarra, PhD
We’re in this together! Evidence shows that high-quality social relationships lead to a happier and healthier life. However, it is not always easy to maintain those relationships, especially during challenging times. Dr. Sbarra will describe the broad body of scientific research examining the association between close relationships and human health. He will also offer practical advice to improve your relationships.

A mountain of evidence demonstrates that high-quality social relationships are positively associated with increased life satisfaction and psychological wellbeing, and negatively associated with illness and death from a range of diseases. Dr. Sbarra’s research program fits within the larger enterprise of studying relationships and health. As a psychological scientist, he studies why and in what contexts relationships promote or hinder good health, and investigates the consequences of ending a relationship. Many of his studies focus on the psychological and biological correlates of non-marital breakups and divorce, as well as how people cope with these difficult relationship transitions.

About Wellness Wednesdays

UArizona Health Sciences is committed to creating a healthier community and helping individuals and families stay well through these challenging times by offering weekly 30-minute, interactive webinars. 

These webinars feature UArizona Health Sciences-affiliated faculty and staff members as presenters and provide information and tools to help support individuals as they navigate the new reality of Arizona’s stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions? Contact Annemarie Medina, director, corporate and community relations – Tucson, UArizona Health Sciences, 520-621-6838