Jessica D. Ayers

Jessica D. Ayers

Jessica D. Ayers is an assistant professor of psychological science at Boise State University.


Friendship research is getting an update – and that’s key for dealing with a loneliness epidemic

By: - November 2, 2023

The benefits of friendship go far beyond having someone to confide in or spend time with – it can also protect you from physical and mental health problems. For example, people with good friends recover more quickly from illnesses and surgeries. They report higher well-being and feel like they live up to their full potential. […]