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Instant Genius Podcast: The science of intimacy, with Dr Michelle Drouin

Published: 24th January, 2022 at 07:00
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Psychologist Dr Michelle Drouin joins us on our podcasts, Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Dr Michelle Drouin.


She’s a professor of psychology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the author of Out of Touch: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine.

She tells us all about why intimacy, both physical and emotional, is essential for our mental health.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Michelle on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, she explains how we can get more intimacy in our day-to-day lives.

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Amy BarrettEditorial Assistant, BBC Science Focus

Amy is the Editorial Assistant at BBC Science Focus. Her BA degree specialised in science publishing and she has been working as a journalist since graduating in 2018. In 2020, Amy was named Editorial Assistant of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She looks after all things books, culture and media. Her interests range from natural history and wildlife, to women in STEM and accessibility tech.


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