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From close relationships to online behavior
Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
New research shows there are three types of relationship history patterns. Which patterns are related to the greatest long-term happiness?
New research examines how narcissists' lack of commitment can be explained by their perceptions of themselves and their attitudes toward potential alternative partners.
Online dating is one of the only ways to meet new people during lockdown. How might this change the way people date?
Feelings of loneliness and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may lead some people to reach out to their exes. What's behind this urge to reconnect?
Who is likely to be most influential in convincing the public to take precautions against COVID-19?
What should those who need to convince others to comply with recommendations to stop the spread do?
Is sharing your relationship on social media just about connecting with your partner, or is there more to it?
Online dating has provided us with more choices than ever. But is there a downside to this abundance of choice, and does it affect how likely we are to reject people on these websites and apps?
Most people view their exes more negatively after a relationship ends than they did during the relationship. But is there a gender difference in how people view their exes?
How do you talk about your divorce? Do you say "We were fed up" or "I was fed up"? New research examines how relationship "we-talk" after divorce is associated with adjustment.
Mobile dating apps may have certain features that make them addictive. Are some people especially likely to use these apps compulsively?
New research examines why narcissists share their romantic relationships on social media, and whether having a good-looking partner makes a difference.
A new study finds similarities between the personalities of people's present and past romantic partners.
How important are those friends in the success of our romantic relationships? Do our friends really have the power to make or break our romances?
Pressure from friends can influence who we date, how long we date, and how successful our relationships are—often in ways that are quite subtle.
Do people use their romances as a way to rebel against their family, or do they really want their parents' approval?
A new study compares how comfortable people are when others reveal negative life events on social media, rather than in person.
New research investigates how a simple behavior can help couples approach conflicts more calmly and constructively.
Do people get more or less picky with age? Do people's priorities about what is most important In a partner change over time? New research asks these questions.
A recent study examines the extent to which five different factors explain why we like individuals who are similar to us.
When people post about their relationships on social media, is it a sign that they are truly happy, or that they are overcompensating?
Research examines what happens when you mix face-to-face and digital social activities at the same time.
New research explores differences between ideal and actual partner perceptions among established and new couples.
New research examines gender differences in selfie-posting and how it relates to narcissism.
There is no shortage of relationship advice from books, blogs, and magazines doling our relationship advice. But some common advice is misguided.
It's hard to avoid reminders of an ex-partner — and sometimes these reminders can be painful. A new study examines strategies for dealing with them.
There is no shortage of dating advice. Some some is misguided or flat out wrong. Find out what research says about some popular dating advice.
Facebook lets us broadcast our relationships to the world and learn about our partners' lives. What does this mean for our relationships, and what role does personality play?
Vacations can be an opportunity for couples to get closer, or an opportunity for conflict. What are the pros and cons of couple vacations, and how can you make the most of yours?
"Ghosting" is when someone ends a relationship by ignoring their partner's attempts to contact them. How common is it, how do people feel about it, and who is more likely to do it?
Gwendolyn Seidman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology and chair of the psychology department at Albright College.
Explaining what's really behind our social behavior—from close relationships to online communication.