Couples, Friends Show Similarity in Personality Traits After All
Using behavioral data gleaned from social media, researchers find that people are more like their friends and partners than previously thought.
The Science of Love Is All Around
The science of love and romance continues to stir the passions of psychology researchers around the world. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer a sample of new and notable research examining matters of the heart.
Car Talk: Contentious Conversations Drive Distraction
Engaging in a heated, emotional discussion with a passenger can turn into a dangerous distraction for drivers.
Men with Happier Childhoods Have Stronger Relationships in Old Age
Scientific American: Between 1938 and 1942, while the U.S. was preoccupied with the end of the Great Depression and its entry into World War II, researchers in Boston were busy embarking on a study of
A Happy Spouse May Be Good for Your Health
The New York Times: A happy spouse may be good for your health. Previous studies have found that mental well-being — feeling happy and satisfied — is closely linked to good physical health. But a
Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later
Longitudinal data suggest growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one’s 80s.