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.
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Why working with friends – or making better friends with colleagues – is beneficial.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be our friends in trouble. But do we really?
Our research shows we keep going back to social media even when it infuriates us.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.