Marisa G. Franco is an expert on friendship, sharing the secrets to making (and keeping) great friends.

Why you should listen

Marisa G. Franco is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make -- and Keep -- Friends. She holds a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland and currently works as a professor there. She writes for Psychology Today and has been a featured psychologist in The New York Times, NPR and Good Morning America. She delivers talks about connection and belonging across the US.

Marisa G. Franco’s TED talk