Splash Biography

JENNIFER HIRSCH, Psych grad student studying close relationships

Major: Psychology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I am a second year graduate student in the Psychology department here at Yale University. I research how we think about, perceive, and behave in close relationships (friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships). I specifically focus on how we think of our close relationship partners as part of our identity -- almost as though they are an extension of ourselves.

Past Classes

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X1350: I love you. You're amazing. We'll be together forever: Why we think this way and why it's good in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
Why is it when we date someone, we suddenly see them through rose colored glasses? We tend to see positive traits in our partners that others just do not see. We feel like we won't face problems other couples face. We feel like we will be with this person forever. Come explore the world of relationship science and learn why we think this way and how it is actually good for our romantic relationships.