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From close relationships to online behavior
Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
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?
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.
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.