Best Friends build Shared Memory Networks

Transactive memory systems (TMS) are repositories of knowledge that are shared between two or more people. A shared memory of events between friends can be part of it, but it's also a way of calling up facts that other people know. If you say "Oh, ...

Sep 6

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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How To Make Friends: This Will Subtly Help People Open Up

When people tell each other something intimate, it deepens the relationship.

Jul 23

Categories: Friendships

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Dear Friends: Why My Anxiety Ruined Our Relationships

I want you to know that I started psychotherapy and am now seeing a therapist every week. Through my therapy sessions, we have started to uncover that I have General Anxiety Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.

Jul 22

Categories: Anxiety, Ending a relationship issues, Friendships

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Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship. It can break other person's defenses and force them to open up to you, or it can have a completely opposite ...

Jun 11

Categories: Empathy, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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The Darker Side Of Flakiness

Everyone has a flaky friend. You may even be that friend. Flakiness refers to canceling plans a very short time before said plans are about to begin and is a trend generally attributed to people’s overscheduled lives, conflicting commitments, ...

Jan 27

Categories: Friendships

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Why Preteen Friendships Are Fleeting

Can you remember who your best friend was in seventh grade? If you are having difficulty, it could be because relationships at that age are often short-lived. Half don't last a year. The friendships that do last can be predicted based on demographic ...

Jan 18

Categories: Friendships

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The Seemingly Harmless Word That Can Kill a Friendship

It’s a word that’s stealthily driving your friends away, and it’s time to eliminate it from your social vocabulary.

Oct 15

Categories: Friendships

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The Mixed Blessing of Workplace Friendships

According to a recent New York Times article by psychological scientist Adam Grant, “We may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness.”

Oct 2

Categories: Friendships, Workplace Issues

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A psychologist reveals 'the single biggest predictor of human ...

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically ...

Sep 25

Categories: Friendships, Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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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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