More About Relationship Science Online

  • What is Relationship Science Online? Well, Knowledge is Power, Right...

    Relationship Science Online came about because everyday people and professionals are often asking us about the hows and whys of relationships. “How do we improve our satisfaction?”, “Why am I attracted to a certain kind of partner?”, “What is sensitive and responsive parenting?”, “What strategies work best in therapy for people who have relationship insecurities?” are just some of the many questions we get asked. To answer these questions and more, we provide online resources, webinars, and courses to arm you with the knowledge and skills to understand and enhance your relationships or help others to do so. That’s the power of knowledge.

  • The Science of Relationships

    Whether you know it or not, science has informed much of our understanding of relationships. Psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and communication scholars have applied scientific methods in studying couples and families for over 30 years. Because of science we know a lot about what makes relationships stronger, what makes them vulnerable, and the types of therapies and counselling approaches that work best in supporting couples and families. The science of relationships guides our personal insights into what we want in a partner and what makes our relationships tick

  • Award Winning Teaching

    While knowledge is power, its only powerful when that knowledge is well understood. Our resources are designed by scientists that have also been awarded some of Australia’s highest honours in teaching and learning. They put you, the learner, at the centre of how knowledge and skills are communicated and taught.

  • Delivering Content Directly to You

    Rummaging around a site to find gold nuggets of knowledge can be hard. Especially when a site is jam-packed with resources that target different topics. Where do you start? How do you make sure you don’t miss out on information that is important to know? That’s where Relationship Science Online comes in. Given our expertise in relationship science and as educators, we hand-pick the content we deliver, and do so in a way that not only increases your knowledge, but builds on the knowledge we’ve already helped you acquire.

    How do we do this?  We deliver content via email to your inbox. This way, we can structure your learning and alert you to the latest and most cutting edge knowledge in the field. It also allows us to update you on special freebies, events, workshops and courses designed to enhance your knowledge and skills about relationships.

The Scientist...

  • Who is Behind Relationship Science Online?

    Founder – Gery Karantzas, PhD

    Gery Karantzas is a Professor in the School of Psychology, couples therapist, and Director of the Science of Adult Relationships (SoAR) Laboratory at Deakin University. He is one of Australia’s leading relationships experts and has been delivering workshops, seminars and lectures in relationship science to the general public, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals for over a decade.

    Gery is the past national convenor of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. He has edited and authored over 150 publications including the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (co-edited with Pat Noller) and Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction to Theory and Research (co-authored with Omri Gillath and R. Chris Fraley).

    Gery’s research has investigated couple and family relationships during transitions, adult attachment, the role of coping and social support in relationships, the role of relationships in mental health, relationship violence, and taking an attachment-informed approach to schema therapy. His research has received awards from La Trobe University, Deakin University, and the Australian Psychological Society. His research activities have been funded by grants from the Australian Research Council, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the National Medical Health and Research Council and beyondblue.

    Gery’s teaching in the areas of relationship science and research methods has resulted in numerous  institutional awards and national honours including awards from Deakin University, the Australian Psychological Society and a national citation (2012) and teaching excellence award (2015) by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (later known as the Office of Learning and Teaching).