Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D.

Marisa T. Cohen, Ph.D., obtained a B.S. in Biology and Society from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Learning, Development, and Instruction from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and the co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), which is a relationship science lab. For more information about the lab, please visit  

Dr. Cohen currently has two lines of research focusing on first date experiences and consensually non-monogamous relationships. She has a chapter on the latter coming out in a human sexuality textbook this year. In addition, Dr. Cohen is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love (published by Open Books). This book relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by individuals.