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January 17, 2017

SFC Professor Helps Sharpen Cupid's Arrows With New Book

Valentine's Day is coming and St. Francis College Psychology Professor Marisa Cohen wants to make sure you're ready with the publication of her new book, From First Kiss To Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love (Open Books).

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Those looking for love can learn the science behind finding a mate, maintaining long-lasting relationships, and why some relationships are doomed to fail at two book launch events with Dr. Cohen:

February 2 at Brooklyn Brainery

February 7 at 61 Local

"You don't have to be a scientist to understand the science of love," said Professor Cohen. "And even though there's a little bit of home work in each chapter, this book is a fun exploration of how people meet, select their mates, and fall in and out of love."

In From First Kiss To Forever, Professor Cohen takes current research, and everyday experiences and offers lessons that people can put to use in their own lives.

About Marisa Cohen

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Dr. Marisa T. Cohen earned her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Learning, Development and Instruction from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While her dissertation and early research interests focused on interventions which facilitate the acquisition and retention of vocabulary within the science content area, she has shifted her focus in recent years.

In 2014, with fellow St. Francis Professor Karen Wilson, Marisa founded the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL) at St. Francis College. The research centers on the subfields of social psychology and relationship science. Research has focused on the development of relationships throughout the life span, including factors influencing mate choice and peoples' perceptions of what makes relationships survive and thrive.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.

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