Francesca Righetti is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology at the VU Amsterdam. She obtained her Research Master degree in 2007 (cum laude) and a PhD in 2011 (cum laude). Francesca’s research focuses on close relationships. More specifically she studies sacrifice and how dual processes shape relationship dynamics (e.g., implicit partner evaluations, self-control, automatic processes). Besides obtaining several grants (e.g., the VENI and ORA grant from NWO), she has also won several awards such as the best dissertation award from the International Association of Relationships Research (IARR), the Early Career Award from the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the Raising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS).