By Dr. Dylan Selterman - University of Maryland Think back to a time when you felt betrayed. What did the person do? Did they confess? How did you feel? Why do you think you felt that way? In a new paper, my colleagues (Amy Moors and Sena Koleva) and I wanted to figure … [Read more...] about What Did I Do Wrong? Understanding Relationship Betrayal
On the cover of his recent book, Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari is pictured standing against a white background, with hearts over his eyes, looking down solemnly at his cell phone. The image evokes some confusion (he appears to be searching for something and doesn’t appear very … [Read more...] about Book Review: Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance
As many of you are no doubt aware, Ben Affleck got a lot of flack after his infamous 2013 Oscar acceptance speech, in which he thanked his (then) wife Jennifer Garner for the “work” that they put into their relationship. This comment prompted an intense backlash, which has … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Was Right: Relationships Are Hard Work. And That’s OK.
As we’ve previously written, people tend to pair up romantically with partners who are about as attractive as they are. So the most attractive people pair up with each other, followed by the next most attractive people pairing up, etc., all the way down the attractiveness scale. … [Read more...] about Who’s Hot, Who’s Not? Time Will Tell
In this symposium at the 2015 SPSP meeting, four researchers (including Tim Loving and Fred Clavel, who are SofR regulars) presented their work on how romantic relationships are affected by the social networks around them. Lisa Diamond led things off with a discussion of how … [Read more...] about It’s Not Just About You and Me: How Social Networks Impact Relationships