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April 12, 2018

The Science of Love, Sex, and Intimacy

Author, Researcher and TV Personality Pepper Schwartz came to St. Francis College April 12, 2018 for an important look at "The Science of Love, Sex, and Intimacy- and What it Means for You."

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Dr. Schwartz focused on the science of love, who we are attracted to, who we are compatible with, and why, ideas these ideas are studied by biologists, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and scores of poets and novelists.

She summed up those ideas to show what romantic love means to each of us.

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Bio: Pepper Schwartz is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington. She is the past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexualities, past president of the Pacific Sociology Association and she has been the Relationship, Sexuality and Love Ambassador for AARP for more than a decade. She was given an award by the American Sociological Association for public understanding of sociology. She is now on the board of the University of Minnesota program on human sexuality. She is the author and co-author of 25 academic and popular books, including two that were on the New York Times Best Sellers list: The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and 10 Talks Parents Should Have with Children About Sex and Character. Her most recent books are 50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality and Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls. She is also the author of more than 50 journal articles and lectures widely, both to academic and general audiences.

The lecture was sponsored by the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab, Academic Dean's Office, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology Department, and Sociology Department.

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