Love 101

Love stereotypes … and scientific truths

There’s no shortage of preconceived notions when it comes to romantic relationships. “Love is a mystery”… “A good relationship is all about sexual chemistry”… “You’ve got to avoid emotional dependence at all costs”… “Humans are naturally polygamous”… “Affairs are good for relationships”… these are all widely accepted clichés for people.
“It’s all false,” says Sue Johnson, professor in the School of Psychology.
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Posted in: Article, Faculty of Social Sciences, Professors, Research, School of Psychology


A love too heavy to bear?

Do you cross the Somerset pedestrian footbridge to get to the University of Ottawa? If so, you must have noticed that the bridge is covered top to bottom with hundreds of padlocks. Eager to mark their amour for all time, lovebirds write a short message on a lock that they hang from the bridge’s metal railing… until their love becomes too heavy for the bridge to bear.
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Posted in: Article, Campus life, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, News, Professors, Sustainable Development

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