Interpersonal Relationships

Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science: The Price of Perspective Taking: Child Depressive Symptoms Interact With Parental Empathy to Predict Immune Functioning in Parents Erika M. Manczak, Devika Basu, and Edith Chen People vary in the amount of empathy — the tendency to affectively experience and adopt More

The 6th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection Biennial Meeting, hosted by the International Society on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (ISIPAR), will take place from June 7–10, 2016, in Madrid, Spain. This Congress will provide an opportunity to evaluate what ISIPAR has accomplished and to also define goals for the next decade More

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Turbulent Times, Rocky Relationships: Relational Consequences of Experiencing Physical Instability Amanda L. Forest, David R. Kille, Joanne V. Wood, and Lindsay R. Stehouwer Can physical instability lead to instability in relationships? In three studies, participants who were in a romantic relationship completed More

The Huffington Post: Before you share the news about your recent job promotion on Facebook, consider this: Researchers have found that a little humble-bragging can backfire. In other words, your false modesty is pretty transparent, and people detest you for it. The difference between a humble brag and a traditional More

Futurity: The “humblebrag” and other forms of self-promotion often backfire, a new study finds. The researchers wanted to find out why so many people frequently get the trade-off between self-promotion and modesty wrong. They found that self-promoters overestimate how much their self-promotion elicits positive emotions and underestimate how much it More