The Happy-ish Marriage: Couples' Expectations, Experience, and Therapy in America

Date

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time

7:00 pm

Location

Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium

The Happy-ish Marriage: Couples' Expectations, Experience, and Therapy in America

Jessica Grogan '97, Vassar alum and author of Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self, will speak on current and historical problems with marriage and marriage counseling in America. Based on her research and practice as a couples therapist, Grogan will explore themes of expressive individualism as a relationship goal, the danger of adopting default cultural definitions of "happy marriage," and the difficulty of working with culturally-entrenched problems in a personal context.

Sponsored by the American Studies Program, Cognitive Science Department, Psychology Department, Career Development Office & the Office of Alumnae/i Engagement

Contact
Melissa McAlley

Department
American Studies