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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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 candidate 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.

MSc Students

 Meghan Davies  MSc Candidate

Meghan Davies

MSc Candidate

 Katie Spence  MSc Candidate

Katie Spence

MSc Candidate

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 Iona Borer  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Iona Borer

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Taranah Gazder  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Taranah Gazder

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Joey Koh  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Joey Koh

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Desmond Lee  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Desmond Lee

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Tianjiao Lyu  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Tianjiao Lyu

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Jennie Robson  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Jennie Robson

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Katya Tavi  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Katya Tavi

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Katy Thrasher  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Katy Thrasher

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

 Charly Williams  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Charly Williams

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student

Lab Alumni

 Flora Bills  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

Flora Bills

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

 Kirsty Brown  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

Kirsty Brown

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

 Jenni Kahkonen  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

Jenni Kahkonen

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

 Kate Stafford  Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018

Kate Stafford

Undergraduate Honors Dissertation Student 2017-2018