How to have better conversations with people you’ve just met, according to science
Think of the last conversation you had with someone you didn’t know. Did certain moments feel awkward? Did you find the other person interesting? Did the other person find you interesting? Were you glad you
Why You Need a Network of Low-Stakes, Casual Friendships
When I was laid off in 2015, I told people about it the way any good millennial would: By tweeting it. My hope was that someone on the fringes of my social sphere would point
Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
Let’s say you’re walking down the street and coming toward you is someone pushing a baby in a stroller. The baby looks right at you and bursts into a big, gummy grin. What do you
Facebook finally wants to help humans build meaningful connections
Facebook has just done an about-face. After turning the world into one big, aggressive, competitive, depressing, hyper-connected community that shares tons of information nobody needs to know about their personal lives, the social network is
People With Happy Spouses May Live Longer
Having a happy spouse can lead to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it’s associated with a longer life, too.
Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
“Getting Wise About Wise Interventions” by C. Nathan DeWall and “The Two-Way Traffic Between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction” by David G. Myers.