News in Brief: Dec. 2, 2009

Group seeks to host music therapy conference

A partnership between Canadian charity Room 217 Foundation, the Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research, the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community and Baycrest Hospital has made it to the second semi-finalist round of a national funding competition.

The group is looking for funding to host a conference in Waterloo that would bring together individuals from across the country to discuss the importance of musical therapy.

Winners will be announced on Jan. 25, 2010.

Rebound dating aids emotional stability

Anne E. Wilson, a tier-two Canadian research chair in social psychology and psychology professor at Laurier, recently co-authored an article exploring anxiously attached people who are entering new relationships.

The article – written with Geoff MacDonald from the University of Toronto and graduate student Stephanie Spielmann – found that for people who are anxiously attached, a rebound relationship is often helpful in ensuring their emotional stability.

Overall, they concluded that anxiously attached people who remained single after a significant relationship ended were more likely to be stuck on their ex than those who were in new relationships.