Helen Lee Lin, Ph.D.

Social?Behavioral Scientist


This blog will feature reviews, opinions, and discussions of recent research in the news.

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For Science of Relationships: Time Flies When Your Partner Is Cute...

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM

I remember a seven-hour-long first date that seemed to pass in mere minutes. I remember conversations I didn't want to end, people I never wanted to say goodbye to. Time plays tricks on the memory...and apparently, memory plays tricks with time.

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Time Flies When Your Partner Is Cute...At Least for a While

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For Science of Relationships: Grammarly

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Maybe you dust off your good Sunday shoes or pull out the Sephora makeup kit when it's time to make a good impression on your first date. But what about the first impression you make when it comes to online dating?  Your grammar and originality may be more important than you think.

Grammarly: An Online Dater's Secret Weapon

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For Science of Relationships: Research Quickies 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

This post contains all the recent "quickies" (short research write-ups) in one place. Enjoy!

Friends Don't Like Friends Who Sleep Around (Even If They're Sleeping Around, Too)


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For Science of Relationships: To Have and To Hold, To Share and Be Equitable

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

We like our exchanges to be equitable, if not profitable. Would you pay $40 to a restaurant and expect nothing in return? Probably not. Would you keep a friend who does nothing but take from you? Again, probably not. But how does equity work in marriage, when spouses are in the relationship for the long haul? See how this 20-year study of married individuals turned out.

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For Science of Relationships: The Rules of Deception in Romance

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM

He calls it trivial: "It wasn't important, so I didn't mention it." She thinks it was important: "You're a scumbag liar. Why would you deceive me?" Which skeletons do men and women think are okay to keep in the closet? And which ones badly need an autopsy?

Bonus, I might mention Walt White and Breaking Bad a few times:

All's fair in love and lies?


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