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Marriage

The Double Standards of Single Life

If you are single, your choices will be judged by a different standard than the exact same choices made by a married person. That’s the double standard of single life. A recent book, One: Valuing the Single Life, by the Australian author Clare Payne, pointed out several such double standards. One offers many other insights and observations as well.


Marriage

Why Do Psychologists Study Such Weird Things?

In my most recent blog post, I critiqued a study that was generating misleading headlines about the supposed superiority of people who are married. The (wrong) implication was that if you get married, you will have a stronger grip and a faster walking speed. I examined the original research report in great detail and found that the claims about the findings were grossly exaggerated.