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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".

Do you like talking to people on the phone, developing rapport, and informing people about a new research study?

Are you interested in hearing about and coding people’s personal relationship stories?

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about clinical research and what science tells us about how to have healthy relationships. You will work closely with graduate students and Dr. Cobb and develop skills relevant for careers and graduate training in psychology.

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We are not currently accepting applications for volunteer RA positions at this time.

The Close Relationships Lab on the SFU Psychology Podcast: Listen now!

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