More than 800 students told researchers what they value most in their friends.
Learning to form friendships is a key part of growing up.
People kept diaries for two weeks recording how often things about them were forgotten. The results turned out to be surprising.
Introverts, don’t worry.
A simple act of kindness between George Bush and Michelle Obama illuminates our need for friendship and well-being.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Academic research brings people close together as they collaborate on shared goals and projects that often last decades. Saying goodbye to a collaborator can be as hard as saying goodbye to family.
Friendship requires that we be open to our friends’ ways of seeing things, even when they differ from our own. Is being a good person necessary for a good friendship? Who is a good person?
It's less about making more friends and more about changing the way we see the world.
We can disagree with co-workers in meetings. We can argue about sports with friends. A new study explores why politics seems to be an entirely different beast.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
Because teenage boys and girls behave differently online, girls are more at risk for cyberbullying, and intervention needs to take this into account.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
Talking to a friend about a problem can make matters worse, especially for women.