Category Archives: Chapter 10

College and “Hookup Culture”

A few years ago, Time ran a piece called The Truth About College Hookups. Interesting stuff in it regarding the ambiguity of that phrase “hookup,” students’ perceptions of the relationship/sexual climate at college, and differences between what everyone assumes is going … Continue reading

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Is On-Line Dating Actually Hurting Your Relationship?

From a former PSY 13 TA: Could all those Tinder matches be detracting from your having a stable relationship? This controversial article in the Atlantic explores how online dating- and having too many choices- could be detracting from our ability … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Social Perception (in this case, of beauty)

A student who took PSY 13 with me a year ago sent me a link this week.  It’s to an interesting story on the Huffington Post in which a reporter sent a picture of herself (right) to contacts in 25 … Continue reading

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