A series of experiments explored the seemingly radical idea that opening up to strangers can be deeply satisfying.
Friendship networks shrank during lockdowns. As we re-engage, how do we get our old friends back? And which do we want back?
Small-group learning activities can help students build social skills while enhancing academic achievement. This is particularly important for kids who face bullying or discrimination.
Many people are feeling the urge to quit Facebook. It’s not hard to do, technically speaking. It’s a good idea, however, to pause first and look back on your digital memories.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
Friends has made audiences laugh by breaching what we expect to happen when people speak.
The social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have illustrated how important human connections are to health.
Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
Together the social and emotional ‘jobs’ of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.
The routine of life has been disrupted for most people as they stay at home to slow down the further spread of the coronavirus. A scholar who studies boredom offers some helpful tips.
As people social distance, a new social life and community can be found online.
Giants like Disney and NBCUniversal have been locked in the horns of a business problem known as the innovator’s dilemma.
Since ‘Friends’ premiered 25 years ago, both the television industry and the sitcom genre have undergone huge transformations.
Friends started airing 25 years ago this week. You might think of it as just a nostalgic sitcom: but it actually has a lot to teach us about how to be a good manager.
We know being nice is good for friendships. But we wanted to find out why some antisocial people are socially successful. So we looked at whether rebels had more friends in high school than nice kids.
Navigating friendships as a teen can be hard. Parents can help by modelling good behaviour and making sure their teen feels they can talk to them about their friendships.
Encouraging good social skill development benefits your young child throughout their life.
The ‘like’ button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
More than 800 students told researchers what they value most in their friends.
Almost every online deception, fraud and scam – even propaganda and misinformation campaigns – begins with a fake social media profile. How do fakers get real people to agree to be friends?