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When people ask me what I do, I talk about being a professor and a social psychologist, but first … [Read more...] about The Scientist (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Replications)
Jealousy can be a very painful and destructive emotion. People typically feel jealous when they … [Read more...] about Are You the Jealous Type?
According to a study published in Psychological Science,1 teenagers who wait longer to have sex … [Read more...] about Late to the Game, Happier in Relationships
An up-and-coming area of relationships research examines “consensual non-monogamy”—the phenomenon in … [Read more...] about New Developments in Consensual Non-Monogamy Research
Dr. Robin Edelstein talked about her research on how power/dominance relates testosterone and … [Read more...] about The “Big T” – Testosterone, Sexual Desire, and Mating
Greetings from The Big Easy! Many of us at ScienceOfRelationships.com belong to an organization … [Read more...] about SPSP Coverage, Broadcasting from N’awlins
Imagine you’re buying a new cell phone. Would you rather have a ton of different options or only 1-2 … [Read more...] about I Get BUY With A Little Help From My Friends.
When you see a really attractive woman, you might be struck by her beauty, but does her beauty … [Read more...] about The “Halo” of Hot Women
Political scientists often wonder what makes someone liberal versus conservative. Fortunately, there … [Read more...] about Liberal or Conservative? Obey Your Mom and Dad
I recently watched the last film in the Harry Potter series on DVD (after seeing it twice in … [Read more...] about “Stay Close to Me” – Attachment, Terror Management, and Symbolic Immortality in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Recently, we reviewed research that indicates portrayals of sex in pop culture (e.g., movies, TV) … [Read more...] about Monkey See, Monkey Do (and by “Do” We Mean “Have Sex”)
Ever dream about your significant other? What was the dream like? Was it happy or painful? For my … [Read more...] about Sometimes a Cigar is Just An…Unsupportive Partner
At the recent conference on relationships research that many of us attended (see posts here), some … [Read more...] about The Hookup Culture
“Hooking up” has become a catch-all phrase in our culture to describe casual romantic or sexual … [Read more...] about “Hooking Up” – What is it Exactly?
I saw a symposium of researchers who used attachment theory to explain differences in sexual … [Read more...] about How Does Your Attachment Influence Your Sexual Relationships?
Greetings from The Windy City. Many of us at Science of Relationships are part of an organization … [Read more...] about Coming to You Live from Chicago, it’s IARR!
A newly released biography of Barack Obama by David Maraniss has drawn attention (see coverage here … [Read more...] about Was Barack Obama “Avoidant” in His Youth?
Those who know me best understand that I am a deeply philosophical person. One of my favorite topics … [Read more...] about The Dependency Paradox