Nostalgia Helps You Make and Keep Friends

New research shows that nostalgia does more than make people feel good. It also motivates people. More specifically, nostalgia inspires individuals to strive to improve their social lives.

Sep 16

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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Why do friendly people usually lead happier lives?

You are what you see and what you choose

Dec 16

Categories: Friendships, Happiness

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Making new friends through expressions of gratitude

Parents have long told their children to mind their Ps and Qs, and remember to say thank you. Now the evidence is in on why it matters.

Sep 3

Categories: Friendships, Happiness

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One in, one out: Oxford study shows people limit social networks

Despite the way that mobile technologies and social networking sites have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances, a new study has shown that people still put most of their efforts into communicating with small numbers of ...

Jan 13

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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New Social Network Study Investigates How People Use Facebook to ...

Last month, an article by WIU Department of Communication Assistant Professor Bree McEwan was published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. For her study, "Sharing, Caring, and Surveilling: An Actor–Partner ...

Jan 7

Categories: Friendships

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What determines the friends you make in school?

It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar ...

Nov 19

Categories: Friendships

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How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?

Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain brain regions are bigger and better connected than in people with fewer friends, a new study finds.

Nov 18

Categories: Friendships

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