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From close relationships to online behavior
Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
New research investigates how turning off smartphone notifications may affect phone-checking frequency.
The way phubbing is perceived is more important than whether or not it occurred.
Even though most people dislike it when others "phub" (phone-snub) them, we keep doing it anyway. New research examines why.
The pandemic has led many people to shift their attitudes. But it's young people whose views will be indelibly marked.
Narcissists seek trophy partners, but do they view themselves as the better trophy?
Valentine’s Day can increase feelings of love, but it also has the potential to make problems worse for couples who are already in trouble.
New research examines whether the search for love or lust leads people to meet up with their dating app matches.
Many factors contribute to Zoom fatigue. New research suggests that our level of self-consciousness and satisfaction with our appearance play a role.
A new survey finds that singles are seeking more commitment and a slower progression to physical intimacy.
A new study explored how different facets of narcissism can explain how narcissists react to romantic breakups.
Thanks to our smartphones, we're constantly connected to each other. But this may create pressure to engage in a new, subtle, type of dishonesty: The Butler Lie.
Friendships that turn into romances are more common than many think—and have some distinct advantages.
Despite social isolation, online dating surged during the pandemic. Now many couples must readjust their relationships to the restored rest of their lives.
People who tend to focus on what they can gain from relationships tend to more successful than those who focus on avoiding the negatives.
New research examines the qualities that make people more likely to be victims or perpetrators of the breakup technique known as “ghosting.”
New research explores how anxiety about the pandemic changed people’s attitudes about what they value in a long-term romantic partner.
New research explores how relationship satisfaction and interest in alternative partners relate to Instagram use.
A new study finds that narcissists may experience especially positive or especially negative interactions with their partners.
Research suggests that anxiously and avoidantly attached individuals may use social media for different reasons.
There have been conflicting reports of increases in divorce, alongside reports of the pandemic bringing people closer. So what do the data really say?
The second in a series of two posts explores how dating has changed in the age of COVID-19. From virtual dates to health and safety concerns.
New data provide a glimpse into pandemic-era dating.
How much can we learn from people's social media profiles? What you do on social media, what you post, what you "like," and even your specific word choice relate to personality.
Past research found links between narcissism and selfie-taking. But is there more to it?
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?
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.