Psychology on Tap

Date: 9 February 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online

The Psychology of Social Connection

with Mhairi Bowe

According to the Chief Medical Officers, if we want to live longer and better we should exercise regularly, avoid smoking, and eat healthily – but what if all this advice misses something critical to health? We’ve all experienced a sense of disconnection at times, maybe we have even felt lonely, but did you know how this can affect your body and mind? Did you also know that connecting with others can extend your life, boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of connection that will make you laugh more, let you help and be helped, and increase your chances of achieving your goals and managing stress? Using the latest research in social psychology, Dr Mhairi Bowe will show you why social connection matters and how you might be able to improve your social connections.