We are is excited to feature the Relationship Matters podcast, which is sponsored by SAGE Publications and features work from the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. The series is produced by Dr. Bjarne Holmes of Champlain College. Clicking below takes you to the … [Read more...] about Relationship Matters
Relationships & Pop Culture
June 18th, 2015, isn’t just another day. It is Christian Grey’s birthday and the scheduled release date for E. L. James’ newest romantic thriller, Grey, a companion to the original, Fifty Shades of Grey, told from Christian’s perspective. For fellow Fifty fans looking for a … [Read more...] about Another Guilty Pleasure? Yes, Please!
In a recent episode of Big Bang Theory called “The Intimacy Acceleration”, the gang came across a technique that “makes people fall in love”. Sheldon, the perpetual skeptic, agreed to test the technique out with his best friend’s fiancé, Penny. Though this doesn’t sound like … [Read more...] about The Big Bang Theory Tests “The Intimacy Acceleration” Procedure
On the MTV reality show, “Catfish,” the show’s hosts help a viewer track down an elusive online love. Almost inevitably, it is discovered that they have been fooled, and the person to whom they poured out their heart is not who they appeared to be. However, sometimes something … [Read more...] about MTV’s “Catfish”: When Truth, Lies, and Self-Concept Collide
Full disclosure: Watching The Bachelor/ette is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. It’s fascinating not just for the entertaining drama, but also as a unique case study of relationship dynamics. If you’re unfamiliar, The Bachelor is a reality TV show in which 25-30 beautiful and … [Read more...] about Vocal Cues of Fertility: Bachelor 19’s Whitney Bischoff May Be the Ultimate Prize