Let’s catch up! The science of connection
5 Jun 2020
Let’s catch up! The science of connection

Video calls may have helped to ease isolation during lockdown, but it’s not just humans that can provide a sense of connection. Canvas8 spoke to social psychologist Dr. Elaine Paravati Harrigan to understand how people are fulfilling social needs with or without others.

Dr. Elaine Paravati Harrigan

Elaine Paravati Harrigan is a social psychologist who received her PhD from the University at Buffalo. Her primary research interests concern the need to belong, restorative narratives, gender and personality differences in social need fulfilment, and the influence of technology on social interaction.