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Books to Check Out: December 2014

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Processing Inaccurate Information: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives from Cognitive Science and the Educational Sciences edited by David N. Rapp and Jason L. G. […]... More>


Dating and Romance: The Problem With Kindness


Dating and Romance: The Problem With Kindness

Here’s a simple and sad fact. A lot of people who are married, or in long-term relationships, are not very compatible. Partners disagree about very basic stuff, like religion and […]... More>


Higher Implicit Self-Esteem Linked to Positive Evaluation of Spouses

Our implicit attitudes about ourselves may predict changes in our implicit attitudes toward our significant others over the long term, researchers find. ... More>


Q & A With Eli Finkel – The Science Behind Online Dating (Part 2)

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Eli Finkel, a social psychologist at Northwestern University, is one of five authors on a new study in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The study, ‘Online Dating: A Critical Analysis from the Perspective of Psychological Science‘ is co-authored by Paul Eastwick of Texas A & M University, Benjamin Karney of UCLA, Harry Reis of the University of Rochester and Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit their questions on love, relationships and online dating to Finkel. Here is the second part of his response. Check out Part 1 of the Q & A here! ... More>