All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?

Social networks are vital for good health and well-being, but it is quality and not quantity of relationships that counts.

How to Deal with Your Partner’s Jealousy

If your understand your own and your partner’s attachment style, you can effectively resolve the inevitable conflicts in your relationship.

The Psychology of Selfies

A new study shows how people adjust the camera angle of their selfies to manage the impression they want to make on other persons.

It’s Not the Sex, But the Afterglow

When it comes to marital happiness, frequent sex is not enough—it also has to be memorable.

How to Make Friends by Asking Questions

A new Harvard study shows that people like us more when we let them do most of the talking.

Is Porn Use Really Harmful to Relationships?

New research on porn and relationships: Despite the strident claims that scientists have proven porn use is harmful to relationships, there is in fact no such evidence.

Why Do Unhappy Couples Stay Together?

Future expectations are a better predictor of whether a relationship will last than are current levels of satisfaction.

Can Envy Ever Be a Positive Emotion?

Envy lets us know about our rank in the pecking order. But how we respond determines whether the outcome will be destructive or help us become better people.

Is It Truly Better to Give Than to Receive?

When we give, we reap more than we sow, as long as we do so willingly and believe it will help.

Is Monogamy Really the Key to Happiness?

The common wisdom is that open relationships are less satisfying and more prone to jealousy than conventional matrimony. But the data say otherwise.

Is Divorce Bad for Your Health?

Those who are ill-equipped for the demands of marriage won’t survive divorce very well either.

What Is Your Conflict Style?

Conflict is inevitable, but how couples approach it determines whether their relationship will be strengthened as a result, or torn apart.

Why Some Relationships Fail Even When We Do Everything Right

Stresses outside of a marriage hit partners with a double whammy, depriving them of quality "together time" and depleting their resolve for good communication.

Effective Communication During Relationship Conflict

No communication style works in all cases. Instead, we need to tailor our approach to the specifics of the situation.

Why the Best Relationships Don't Follow the Golden Rule

According to recent research, to get what you want out of a relationship, you first have to give your partner what they want.

Blame It on the Autopilot

We pass our days in routine and habit, only vaguely aware of our actions. So why do we assume others know exactly what they’re doing?

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

A major international study looks at the relationship between math performance and math anxiety around the world.

Don’t Let Your Thinking Sabotage Your Goals

How you see yourself in the future can either help or hinder your ability to delay gratification.

For Better or for Worse?

It takes both partners working together to make marriage a heaven on earth — or a living hell.

What Your ZIP Code Says About You

Where you lives tells a lot about what kind of person you are.

Is Neuroscience the Future or the End of Psychology?

Neuroscience has become the dominant paradigm in psychology. Some think it will even replace psychology altogether.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

The Miranda ruling was intended to protect the innocent from making false confessions. But does it work?

Is ‘Gaydar’ Really a Thing?

People can be surprisingly accurate at judging others’ sexual orientation from nonverbal cues, but only because ‘gaydar’ works just like other social intuitions.

Collateral Damage in the War on Drugs

The death of a heroin addict under mysterious circumstances reveals the complex psychology behind drug tolerance and overdose.

Learning to Drive through Video Games

New research shows that time in front of a computer screen can lead to better performance behind the wheel.

Happy Brain

Contentment is the brain’s default state. But you can’t be happy unless you live according to your nature.

The Rise of the Sentient Machines

It’s an old trope. One day, machines become so intelligent they develop consciousness. And then they kill us…

Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

It’s perfectly normal in adolescence to question your sexual orientation and gender identity. For some, these questions linger well into adulthood.

Where Does Our Moral Sense Come From?

Our intuitive morality may have been shaped not by the day-to-day dilemmas we face but rather by the opinions of others.

When Sex and Gender Don’t Match

Sex and gender are not the same thing. Rather, they reflect the difference between physical reality and psychological experience.

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