The Richmond Register

September 29, 2012

‘The Science of Romantic Relationships’ subject of EKU lecture Thursday

Special to the Register

RICHMOND — Psychiatrist, neuroscientist and author Dr. Amir Levine will address “Attached: The Science of Romantic Relationships” in a Chautauqua lecture Thursday, Oct. 4, at Eastern Kentucky University.

Levine’s presentation, sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Success Building.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is part of the university’s year-long Chautauqua series, the theme for which this year is “Crossroads.”

“Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love,” by Levine and co-author Rachel Heller, reveals how an understanding of adult attachment can help individuals find and sustain love and guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate – or potential mate – follow. For more information, visit

In his lecture, Levine will present research that explains the biological facts behind individuals’ relationship needs, teach listeners how to identify their own attachment styles, warn them about relationship pitfalls and provide strategies for picking partners and securing relationships.

Levine, who grew up in Israel and Canada, is currently at Columbia University, where he is a principal investigator, together with Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel and distinguished researcher Dr. Denise Kandel, on a National Institute of Health-sponsored research project.

For complete schedule of the 2012-13 EKU Chautauqua Lectures, visit For more information, contact Chautauqua Lecture Coordinator Dr. Minh Nguyen at