Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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From close relationships to online behavior
Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D.
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.
New research shows how projecting your romantic feelings onto a friend can sometimes set off a chain reaction that leads to romance.
We all have expectations for our romantic relationships. But should we be raising or lowering those expectations? The answer may depend on your relationship skills.
Think twice before dismissing research findings: When we hear of results that seem plausible, we label them "obvious", but when they're counterintuitive, we declare them false.
Have you ever felt embarrassed by your romantic partner? If so, it turns out you’re not alone. New studies have uncovered what researchers call the “vicarious spotlight effect."
There are many reasons why couples may divorce, but when are these marital problems most likely to arise? Research tests three compelling possibilities.
Some people take romantic rejection harder than others. New research shows that what you believe about the nature of personality is linked to how well you cope with rejection.
Selfies have become a regular feature on social media, but research has only recently begun to examine the phenomenon. New studies explore the link between selfies and personality.
Facebook will help you manage your relationship with your ex by allowing you to limit how much of them you see in your feed without unfriending them.
Narcissists attach more importance to the physical attractiveness and status of potential mates. But are narcissists really happier when they find that trophy partner?
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.