Welcome to the Health and Relationship Processes (HARP) Lab!

Our research falls within the domain of social psychology and investigates how close relationship dynamics are linked to psychological and physical health and well-being

The HARP Lab is led by Dr. Sarah Stanton at the University of Edinburgh


Recent Lab News


December 17, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Stanton, who received a 3-year New Investigator Grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of UK Research and Innovation for her project entitled “Variety is the Spice of Love: Promoting Partner Responsiveness within the Relationship Ecosystem.”

October 1, 2018

With Dr. Allison Farrell (Wayne State University) and Dr. Jeffry Simpson (University of Minnesota), Dr. Sarah Stanton is guest editing a special issue of Personal Relationships on mechanisms linking relationships and physical health to be published in 2020. [OFFICIAL CALL FOR PAPERS]

September 26, 2018

Paper entitled "Self-Disclosure and Perceived Responsiveness among Youth with Asthma: Links to Affect and Anti-Inflammatory Gene Expression" accepted at Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

September 18, 2018

Siyu Chen, Karen Twiselton, and Dr. Sarah Stanton presented talks at the biannual meeting of the UK Attachment Network in Swansea, United Kingdom.