Principal Investigator

 SARAH STANTON  Dr. Sarah Stanton is the Director of the HARP Lab and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research investigates the cognitive and affective aspects of close relationships and their effects on behavior, physiology, and health and well-being. She is particularly interested in understanding how promoting positive relationship experiences benefits close others immediately and over time.   Twitter    OSF    Google Scholar

SARAH STANTON

Dr. Sarah Stanton is the Director of the HARP Lab and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research investigates the cognitive and affective aspects of close relationships and their effects on behavior, physiology, and health and well-being. She is particularly interested in understanding how promoting positive relationship experiences benefits close others immediately and over time.

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PhD STUDENTS

 SIYU CHEN  Siyu is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on understanding social psychological factors that influence emotional experiences and close relationships. She is especially interested in how mindfulness may be related to attachment and relationship quality, and the affective mechanisms underlying these links.

SIYU CHEN

Siyu is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on understanding social psychological factors that influence emotional experiences and close relationships. She is especially interested in how mindfulness may be related to attachment and relationship quality, and the affective mechanisms underlying these links.

 DORI LANSBACH  Dori is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the study of toxic relationships and the physiological and psychological effects experienced throughout them. She is particularly interested in understanding why people enter into toxic relationships, why they stay in them, and how they eventually decide to leave them.

DORI LANSBACH

Dori is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the study of toxic relationships and the physiological and psychological effects experienced throughout them. She is particularly interested in understanding why people enter into toxic relationships, why they stay in them, and how they eventually decide to leave them.

 KAREN TWISELTON  Karen is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of psychological flexibility in close relationships. She is particularly interested in investigating the ways in which psychological flexibility might improve relationship quality and individual well-being over time, and the role of attachment in this context.

KAREN TWISELTON

Karen is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the role of psychological flexibility in close relationships. She is particularly interested in investigating the ways in which psychological flexibility might improve relationship quality and individual well-being over time, and the role of attachment in this context.

AFFILIATED PhD STUDENTS

 MAYU KOIKE  Mayu is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on romantic anthropomorphism. She is interested in understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying anthropomorphism, particularly in relation to the forming of strong attachments with virtual agents and their potential to improve well-being.

MAYU KOIKE

Mayu is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on romantic anthropomorphism. She is interested in understanding the psychological mechanisms underlying anthropomorphism, particularly in relation to the forming of strong attachments with virtual agents and their potential to improve well-being.

 QIAN MA  Qian is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on women's objectification, social class, and culture. She is interested in understanding how women are objectified differently in different nations, including both self- and other-objectification, and developing multiple measures to capture this information.

QIAN MA

Qian is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on women's objectification, social class, and culture. She is interested in understanding how women are objectified differently in different nations, including both self- and other-objectification, and developing multiple measures to capture this information.

MSc Students

 IAN HAJNOSZ  MSc Student

IAN HAJNOSZ

MSc Student

 HYUNWOO KIM  MSc Student

HYUNWOO KIM

MSc Student

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 IONA BORER  Undergraduate Honors Student

IONA BORER

Undergraduate Honors Student

 TARANAH GAZDER  Undergraduate Honors Student

TARANAH GAZDER

Undergraduate Honors Student

 JOEY KOH  Undergraduate Honors Student

JOEY KOH

Undergraduate Honors Student

 DESMOND LEE  Undergraduate Honors Student

DESMOND LEE

Undergraduate Honors Student

 TIANJIAO LYU  Undergraduate Honors Student

TIANJIAO LYU

Undergraduate Honors Student

 JENNIE ROBSON  Undergraduate Honors Student

JENNIE ROBSON

Undergraduate Honors Student

 KATYA TAVI  Undergraduate Honors Student

KATYA TAVI

Undergraduate Honors Student

 KATY THRASHER  Undergraduate Honors Student

KATY THRASHER

Undergraduate Honors Student

 CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS  Undergraduate Honors Student

CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS

Undergraduate Honors Student

Lab Alumni

FLORA BILLS, Undergraduate Honors Student 2017-2018

NINA BRIGGS, MSc Student 2016-2017

KIRSTY BROWN, Undergraduate Honors Student 2017-2018

MEGHAN DAVIES, MSc Student 2017-2018

JENNI KAHKONEN, Undergraduate Honors Student 2017-2018

KATIE SPENCE, MSc Student 2017-2018

KATE STAFFORD, Undergraduate Honors Student 2017-2018