Rachael D. Robnett In The News

Profile: Rachael D. Robnett

January 20, 2018
While many of marriage's fundamental elements have evolved over the years – the freedom to separate, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in numerous countries and prenuptual agreements –one thing that has been slow to evolve is the changing of surnames in heterosexual unions. But things are beginning to change, with a number of men deciding to take on their wives' surnames in some form.
BBC
January 18, 2018
These days many women keep their own name when they marry, and couples are increasingly opting for a double-barrelled or merged name. But men who take their wife's surname are still quite rare. Kirstie Brewer spoke to three.
Naistekas
January 15, 2018
A recent study found that people think that women who decide to keep their surname after marriage have more authority over them. This, however, affects how people see the spouse.
Femina
January 13, 2018
A few decades ago, at the time of the marriage, the women almost always took the full name of the husband, with the suffix "va" in Hungary. Wives, however, now have plenty of choices outside of this version. There is a great deal of popularity in getting their parents' surnames or fitting them with their own hyphen in front of their first name.
天下雜誌 World Magazine
January 10, 2018
In Taiwan, many women born in 40 or 50 years after the Republic of China are no longer surnamed. But in the United States, we still see that Hillary is crowned with the husband's name "Clinton", and the first lady Melanie is crowned "Trump." After the American actress Jessica Biel married the singer's husband Justin Timberlake, she became Jessica Timberlake. Why are women in the United Kingdom and the United States still surnamed?
Gazeta Wyborcza
December 30, 2017
Very often, the husband will be perceived as submissive and weaker in the relationship - psychologists say based on research conducted in the US and Great Britain.
Daily Nation
December 27, 2017
“Our findings indicate that people extrapolate from marital surname choices to make more general inferences about a couple’s gender-typed personality traits,” said Rachael Robnett, an assistant professor of psychology at UNLV, and the study’s co-author.
Guy Counseling
December 12, 2017
One of the topics that often comes up in premarital counseling is changing last names. Specifically, we’re talking about the long-standing custom of women dropping their maiden name and adopting their husband’s surname as their own.