Family, friends, partners, classmates – we have lots of different relationships with lots of different people. But how does the support we receive from our social networks improve our everyday lives? And how are our lives affected if we lack the support of others?
In this zone we have a psychologist trying to understand the mental life of young people to help them be happy and successful at school, another using talking therapies to help people with mental health problems and other difficulties, and another asking how we know who we are really talking to over the Internet. We also have a psychologist studying romantic relationships, another using magnets to find out if our brains all speak the same language, and another exploring why people have committed a crime, and then finding ways for these people to make a better life.