Thinking of Loved Ones Lessens Our Need to “Reconnect” Through Anthropomorphism
Reminding people of their close relationships can reduce their tendency to anthropomorphize objects as a way of feeling socially connected.
Can Cash Counter Workplace Ostracism?
New evidence suggests that thinking about money may help buffer against the emotional toll of ostracism and social exclusion at work.
Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren’t As Lonely As You Think
NPR: A recent dinner with my friends went something like this: “Wait, who is going to take a Snapchat of all of us when our drinks arrive?” “Oh no, I can’t! My phone is dying.”
The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media
Entrepreneur: We all have at least one of those friends (some of us are those friends), the kind whose Facebook/Instagram/Twitter feed is used exclusively to post photos and captions documenting how insanely epic life is: Here I am waltzing
Extraordinary Experiences Are Socially Isolating (So Next Time, Take a Friend)
Big Think: Think twice before motorbiking across India or seeking out other extraordinary experiences, say a team of Ph.D. students studying the effects of great experience on conversation. Having a much more interesting time with
The Importance of Sharing Experiences
The Atlantic: Given the choice between going to a bar with Jessica Alba and going to a bar with our same group of friends, most of us would probably pick the date with the onetime