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Love in the Time of Twitter

People today are as likely to meet their potential valentines on the Internet as they are at a mixer. Psychological scientists and other researchers are exploring the ways that online communication is affecting the formation of friendships and romantic relationships. ... More>


Observer Article

A Big Year for Psychological Science on the Big Screen

Psychological science had a strong presence in the world of cinema over the last year, with films like The Stanford Prison Experiment and Experimenter winning acclaim. But the animated comedy Inside Out, about the science of emotion, is nominated for the big prize — an Oscar. ... More>


Why Some People Take Breakups Harder Than Others


Couples’ Quality of Life Linked Even When One Partner Dies

Data from 546 couples suggest that when one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving spouse’s well-being. ... More>


Teens’ Cellphone Use Mirrors Their Offline Lives

Parents’ fears about their teenagers’ heavy use of cell phones and social media may be exaggerated, according to a new report from researchers at Duke University. ... More>