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What has science taught us about relationships?

Deakin University

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEST)

What has science taught us about relationships?

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What had science taught us about relationships?

The Deakin symposium on relationships


In this public and interactive symposium hosted by Deakin University, leading Australian and international experts in relationships tackle some of the fundamental questions we all ask ourselves about the function, importance and consequences of couple and family relationships. Hear these experts as they draw on landmark studies and cutting edge research and have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A forum following the short talks by these experts.


Our experts briefly discuss the following questions

Do our relationships early in life shape our relationships later in life?
(Professor Jeffry Simpson, University of Minnesota)

What do we look for in a romantic partner?

(Dr Gery Karantzas, Deakin University)

How does sex effect the quality of our relationships?
(Alfred Deakin Professor Marita McCabe, Deakin University )

What is loneliness and what are its consequences?
(Professor Daniel Russell, Iowa State University - Deakin Thinker in Residence)

Why does the support from others not always lead to good outcomes for us?
(Professor Carolyn Cutrona, Iowa State University - Deakin Thinker in Residence)

How do we experience and respond to relationship betrayal?
(Professor Julie Fitness, Macquarie University)


The talks will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A forum with audience members. The event will finish with a light lunch.


Cost: $10.00

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When & Where

Telstra Centre
1st floor
242 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEST)

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Deakin University was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities. Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals.

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