The 2018 cast of Love Island.
Reality TV shows depicting relationships are popular, but a tolerance of abusive behaviour is also being exposed to a wide audience – including younger viewers.
Male-dominated sex ratios in Australia’s history still affect attitudes today.
Australia's convict past and male-dominated sex ratios have long-lasting effects on attitudes, impacting women's working lives.
Is anybody there?
It's less about making more friends and more about changing the way we see the world.
There is limited mobile reception on Mt Kosciusko in New South Wales.
People are increasingly seeking out retro-style holidays, where connectivity is an afterthought.
When asked, only nine percent of Americans say it’s a bad thing. But could more biases lurk beneath the survey data?
Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Ken Moody and Robert Sherman' (1984). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1993.
More interracial couples are appearing on TV and in advertising. But is media exposure enough to change attitudes?
Teenagers often don't understand what emotional abuse is – and shows such as Love Island can make it seem normal.
Asexuality is less about a traditional understanding of sexual attraction and behaviour, and more about being able to discuss likes and dislikes in the early stages of a relationship.
The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
Shifting family structures mean our understanding of housework needs updating.
Existing theories of housework focus on traditional gender roles. But they need to be updated to reflect a more nuanced idea of gender, one that allows for dynamics in same-sex relationships.
People who have a financial shock are at greater risk of depression and a raft of other physical and mental health issues.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt. Here's what the research says.
Income and gender roles are not the only factors in the division of household chores.
Housework is typically thought of as a gendered or economic exchange, but a new study emphasises the role played by the knowledge we gain about our partner over the course of a relationship.
Your finger may hover, but it’s hard get rid of it once and for all.
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.
Because you’ve never seen it before, right?
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
There are many reasons people have affairs.
An affair is generally a sign things aren't right with someone's relationship. It occurs when one person sees an alternative relationship as a better way to meet their needs than their existing one.
Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
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?