Virtual Event Series | The Science of Relationships in a Time of Isolation

June 22, 2020

Dr. Diane Holmberg ('89) completed her Honours BA in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, and her Master's and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Michigan. She graduated in 1994 and has been teaching at Acadia ever since.  She is a social psychologist, with research interests in the area of romantic relationships. In her time at Acadia, she has authored over 30 publications, given more than 80 presentations at national and international conferences, and supervised more than 50 student theses.  She'll be joining us today from her dining room, where she has been working since mid-March, to talk about some of her latest work on the effects of the pandemic on relationships.

Dr. Lisa Price ('89) graduated from Acadia University with a BScH Psychology (’89) and continued to do a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UNB.  She is a registered psychologist in Nova Scotia and a Professor in the Psychology Department at Acadia University.  She conducts research in the areas of risky and coercive sexual behaviour, attachment and mental health in intimate relationships, and predictors of dating violence. She teaches Clinical Psychology, Human Sexuality, and the Honours Seminar at the undergraduate level and Psychotherapy and a Practicum course at the graduate level.  She has a small private practice where she provides therapy to adolescents, adults and couples. Lisa enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, running, gardening and spending time with her husband (Mike Stokesbury ’88) and two teenagers. She is also very involved with the Wolfville Tritons Swim Club.


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