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Relationships & Pop Culture
Few celebrity figures fit the definition of a narcissist better than Charlie Sheen. He is famous for … [Read more...] about Narcissism: Why Charlie Sheen Isn’t “Winning” At Relationships, Part 1
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As portrayed by a recent Oscar-nominated film, Aron Ralston is a man defined by his independence. … [Read more...] about 127 Hours and Attachment Theory: Stuck between a Rock and an Ex-Partner
By now, most of you have likely seen the McDonald’s television commercial in which a husband … [Read more...] about McLying: McDonald’s Advertisement and Relationship Motivation
In Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, Bella offers to give up her human life to become a vampire in … [Read more...] about “I Would Die for Ya Baby”: Why People Make Sacrifices for Their Relationships
Maryhope Howland here-- graduate student relationships researcher at the University of Minnesota. I … [Read more...] about Why Prince William Has the Makings of an Excellent Husband
Rather than write about the continuing saga of Ronnie and Sammie (guess what, as predicted in last … [Read more...] about Jersey Shore: Snooki and Vinny = “Friends with Benefits”
Countless books, songs, and movies have rapturously portrayed the idea that you might one day look … [Read more...] about Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Love at First Sight
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Sammi came back to the house, swore that she and Ron were over, they got drunk and ended up back … [Read more...] about Ronnie & Sam on the Jersey Shore: Will They Ever Stop Fighting?
One of America’s most enduring fictional TV couples is Homer and Marge Simpson – The Simpsons have … [Read more...] about For Better, or Worse? Homer & Marge Simpson, Part 1
At this year's Oscars there were plenty of red dresses on the red carpet. Oscar host Anne Hathaway … [Read more...] about What Are You Wearing to the Oscars?
A recent article on Slate.com, by sociologist Mark Regnerus at The University of Texas at Austin, … [Read more...] about Who Has the Upper Hand? Power, Sex, and Seinfeld
This isn't just a movie preview, it is also a great example of relationship science. In … [Read more...] about Hall Pass: She’s Hot…Well, Maybe Not
Quick, in 10 seconds think of as many celebrities as you can who have allegedly been caught … [Read more...] about Why Do Celebrities Seem to Cheat So Much?
Are you itching to know when your friends' relationships crash and burn? Rather than waiting for … [Read more...] about Facebook Notifications or Your Crystal Ball?
It took a lot longer than it probably should have, but the turbulent relationship between Ronnie and … [Read more...] about The Jersey Shore: Ronnie & Sam’s Break-Up (Gottman Saw It Coming)