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


August 15, 2019

Congratulations to Ian Hajnosz, Hyunwoo Kim, and Eleonora Mihova, who submitted their MSc dissertations and are now HARP Lab alumni.

July 18-21, 2019

Siyu Chen presented a talk at the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) mini-conference in Brighton, England.

July 2, 2019

Congratulations to Iona Borer, Taranah Gazder, Joey Koh, Desmond Lee, Tianjiao Lyu, Jennie Robson, Katya Tavi, Katy Thrasher, and Charlotte Williams, who graduated from the University of Edinburgh with undergraduate honours and are now HARP Lab alumni.

April 16, 2019

Paper entitled “Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Links between Close Relationships and Physical Health” accepted at Current Directions in Psychological Science.

MARCH 30, 2019

Taranah Gazder and Jennie Robson presented a talk at the British Psychological Society (BPS) undergraduate conference in Paisley, Scotland.

MARCH 7-9, 2019

Dr Sarah Stanton presented a talk at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) conference in Paris, France.