Imagine you’re buying a new cell phone. Would you rather have a ton of different options or only 1-2 choices? Usually, people assume that having more choices is better. In fact, in experiments that mimic game shows (“what’s behind door #1?) people will pay more money to have more … [Read more...] about I Get BUY With A Little Help From My Friends.
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Last week we were fortunate to publish a post on cohabitation guest-authored by two of the foremost experts on the topic. Their research addresses one of the more controversial and hotly-debated patterns of findings in the relationship science world: the marriages of couples that … [Read more...] about Two’s Company. But Is It Necessarily Bad Company?
Recently, we reviewed research that indicates portrayals of sex in pop culture (e.g., movies, TV) influence young adults’ attitudes toward sex and “hookup” behavior. Soon-to-be-published research1 in the journal Psychological Science has more to add on the topic. Researchers … [Read more...] about Monkey See, Monkey Do (and by “Do” We Mean “Have Sex”)
It’s hard to believe, but it has been over a decade since I attended my first conference as a student. Now as a professor, when my student who is presenting for the first time, asked me for some tips, I had to think back and put myself in his shoes. I figured I’d pass along the … [Read more...] about Top 5 Tips for Successfully Navigating Your First Conference
When my wife and I first started dating, she would joke that because I valued my best friend’s opinion so much, we would only be able to stay together if he approved of her…at least I think she was joking. Fortunately, he gave me his blessing, and now my wife … [Read more...] about Whose Opinion Matters More: Parents’ or Friends’?