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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Human Affection and Intimacy

Taught by Edward Malstrom


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 9 a.m. Taylor 120
Saturday, August 3 1 p.m. Taylor 120
Edward Malstrom

Edward Malstrom


Edward Malstrom was raised in Montana and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, obtaining teaching credentials in Psychology and Mathematics. He served a two year LDS Mission to the British Isles. He met his wife at BYU and together they subsequently had six children and currently have 22 grandchildren. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last year.

Edward taught mathematics in Granite School District in Salt Lake City for a few years while continuing his education at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Master’s degree in school counseling and administration from the University of Utah, and went on to finish a PhD, in counseling psychology from the same institution. Edward taught psychology at BYU-Idaho (formerly Ricks College) for approximately 35 years, and conducted a part time private Psychology practice in a local Medical Center focusing on stress related diseases, behavioral management of pain and family relation difficulties.

He is a licensed Psychologist with the State of Idaho, and is an avid fisherman, family man and Temple Worker.

Class Outline

Two of many basic needs necessary to sustain life are affection and intimacy. Unfortunately in our contemporary culture, these two needs are not well met and are often confused, intermingled, and substituted with, or for sexuality. We often erroneously assume that sexual behavior will give us the affection and intimacy that we desperately need and seek after.

This workshop will first explore the appropriate meanings of, the need for, and consequences of both receiving and not receiving affection and intimacy. Then it will discuss appropriate ways of giving and receiving affection and intimacy in the context of marital and family relations, throughout the life span.