Friendship

University of Toronto Scarborough Professional Website: http://page-gould.com Lab Website: http://embodiedsocialcognition.com What does your research focus on? Generally, I research how social interactions with other people — both friends and strangers — affect our understanding of the social world. More specifically, I focus on how friendship with people from different social More

Science 2.0: Do you prefer to have a few close friends or a larger social circle that is less deep? Social psychologists say your preference reflect your personality but also individual circumstances – like socioeconomic conditions. Social psychologists Shigehiro Oishi of the University of Virginia and Selin Kesebir of the More

LiveScience: Whether one has a small, cozy group of friends or a larger, more boisterous gaggle may depend on individual personalities and circumstances, but new research suggests when deciding which type is best, socioeconomic conditions are key. “In the age of Facebook, many Americans seem to opt for a broad More

The New York Times: It was like one of those magical blind-date scenes out of a Hollywood rom-com, without the “rom.” I met Brian, a New York screenwriter, a few years ago through work, which led to dinner with our wives and friend chemistry that was instant and obvious. We More