Contact Us:

RCB 5217 - 778.782.7155

The SFU Close Relationships Lab is located in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and is directed by Dr. Rebecca Cobb, Ph.D. At the SFU Couples Lab, our goal is to better understand how romantic relationships change and develop over time. Close relationships can be important sources of support and happiness; however, developing and maintaining satisfying relationships is not always easy. We aim to examine how factors such as psychological health, attachment security, and communication can affect couples' relationship and sexual satisfaction. Our current research projects focus on the role of sexual communication in romantic relationships and how to teach people to have healthier and happier relationships.

Learn more about the research in our lab in this video!

Visit our Psychology Today Blog "After Commitment".

Learn how to have a healthy romance in the modern world by participating in a study with the Couples Lab.

What will I be asked to do if I volunteer?

You will complete four surveys over the course of six months and participate in a relationship workshop. Receive up to $50 for participation!

Unfortunately, we are not currently recruiting research assistants. If you are interested in joining our lab keep an eye out for opportunities in the undergraduate research newsletter.

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