Positive psychology, social support, immigration
Birth Place/Raised: Iran
Cultural Ethnicity: Iranian (Persian)
Education: PhD student, Family Relations and Human Development (FRHD), University of Guelph
Previous Education: Masters in Counselling (Specialist in Family Counselling), Iran
Research Interests: I work at the Lab for Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of Guelph. Generally speaking, I am interested in positive psychology and its components including social support. I like to focus on immigrants’ social network and support, and ways through which social support can be related to mental health, wellbeing, and happiness. I also have a yearning for studying gender issues, similarities, and differences between men and women in their social relationships. The overarching goal of my research would be empowerment of immigrant women to have more pleasant relationships with members of their networks, specifically with their husbands/partners, that eventually enhance their quality of life.
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