The Science of Marriage

The Science of Marriage : What We Know That Just Isn't So

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Do you think that getting married makes people happier and healthier and better off in all sorts of other psychological and interpersonal ways? Do you think that these are not just beliefs, but facts based on scientific research? No wonder. Celebrated scholars and authors such as Dan Gilbert and Dan Buettner have been telling us that. Judicial decisions point to those claims. Popular media narratives depend on them. There's just one problem: What we all think we know just isn't so. In THE SCIENCE OF MARRIAGE, Professor Bella DePaulo explains why these pervasive claims are just plain wrong. Dr. DePaulo is a Harvard Ph.D. with more than 100 scholarly publications. She taught graduate courses in research methods for decades. She is also the most eminent scholar of single life. If you are willing to examine beliefs that perhaps you have never questioned before, and think hard as you consider challenging arguments, read this more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 140.61g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508597774
  • 9781508597773

About Bella Depaulo Ph D

Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard University) is one of the world's leading experts on single life. She has authored more than a dozen books on single life and other topics. The Atlantic magazine has described her as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience." Professor DePaulo has been writing the "Living Single" blog for Psychology Today since 2008. She also blogs for Psych Central and has contributed to the Huffington Post. She has appeared many times on radio and television. Dr. DePaulo is the winner of the Excellence in Research Award, bestowed by the American Association for Single People. The author of more than 100 scholarly publications, she has also won two prestigious academic awards, the Research Scientist Development Award and the James McKeen Cattell Award. Professor DePaulo has served in leadership positions in professional organizations and has served on the editorial boards of many journals. She is currently a Project Scientist at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Bella DePaulo's books get much attention because of her expertise, her high profile in the media, and her years of writing for popular audiences. Her work has been described in the most influential newspapers, including New York Times (many times), the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and in widely-read magazines such as the New Yorker, Time, AARP Magazine, Newsweek / The Daily Beast, the Week, the Economist, More, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Readers' Digest, Prevention, the Nation, Business Week, US News & World Report, Realtor Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Atlantic. Many newspapers and magazines around the world, in languages other than English, have also discussed her ideas. Dr. DePaulo has lectured nationally and internationally. She has been invited to speak at literary conferences, book clubs, book festivals, women's centers, conferences of high school teachers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, think tanks, government agencies, political meetings, singles advocacy groups, newcomers groups, and many universities. Visit Dr. DePaulo's website at more

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