Psychologist Shelly Gable to present talk

April 26, 2013 1:00 pm
April 26, 2013 2:00 pm
SEA (Seay Building) 4.244

Shelly Gable, professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present a talk titled “Being there when things go right builds resources for when things go wrong” as part of the on-going speaker series in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

Gable’s research focuses on appetitive and aversive motivation in social interaction and close relationships. She is particularly interested in how approach and avoidance social motives contribute to the course and quality of social interactions and close relationships. Her research also examines the positive aspects of close relationships and their role in physical and emotional health.