Psychological Benefits of our Relationships

February 23, 2023  |  Employees

Harvard University began a study in 1938 involving 700 men who were teenagers at the time. This study followed these men for their entire lives monitoring various aspects of adult development. 60 of them are still alive today (in their 90’s) and continue to take part in the study.

The data gathered confirms some of the things that we already attribute to wellbeing. Things like exercise and better eating habits. The more surprising observation according to Dr. Robert Waldinger (A Harvard affiliated Psychiatrist) is that “Good, close relationships appear to buffer us from problems of getting old.” In other words, fostering healthy relationships could help us live longer.

This webinar aims to explore the ideas from this study as well as factors that might make us likely to keep people close or at a distance.