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From close relationships to online behavior
Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
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 any 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?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced changes to what people will see in their Facebook newsfeed. Will these changes be psychologically beneficial, as promised?
Do narcissists boost their egos by tearing down or building up their partners? Narcissistic admiration and narcissistic rivalry may explain how narcissists see their partners.
Not all powerful men are sexual harassers. Research on power suggests that there are three reasons why power may make some men more likely to harass women at work.
New research examines whether we project our own wandering eye onto our partners, and how that affects the way we treat them.
New research examines how using emoticons affects first impressions. Emoticons may be beneficial in some situations, but can make you look less competent in professional settings.
Bringing a friend along to the movies or a trip to the museum could make you enjoy it more — even if you don’t interact with your friend. Here's why.
Our culture is full of romantic beliefs: Love conquers all, each of has a soulmate, love at first sight is possible. Is it harmless romanticism or a recipe for disappointment?
Two new studies help explain why people use Tinder and what happens after they “swipe right.”
A new study explores how taking and sharing selfies can make us more attuned to how others’ see us.
Conflict isn't all bad. In fact, working through conflicts can really benefit your relationship... If you use the right strategies.
New research shows that posting on Facebook about your accomplishments can make you appear immodest, but praise from friends is likely to boost your social capital.
Most of us have long list of things we're searching for in a mate. But what should we really be looking for to ensure relationship success?
New research examines how narcissism affects the way couples interact with each other. It turns out that one partner’s narcissism may be especially problematic.
New research investigates how making your affection contingent on your partner’s good behavior can be beneficial, and potentially backfire.
New research examines the consequences of mismatched commitment in romantic couples. It turns out that one partner’s commitment may be key to whether or not the relationship lasts.
New research shows that the way we're affected by Facebook likes may depend on our self-esteem, and our sense of purpose in life.
New research shows having contact with an ex could harm a new relationship; whether it does depends on the motives for staying in touch.
New research shows that while online deception is common, it's less common than we think. And these new findings should be interpreted in light of research on offline lying.
New research suggests that sharing the fictional lives of TV and movie characters with your romantic partner can compensate for lacking shared real world friends.
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.