In The News: Department of Psychology

The Sydney Morning Herald
November 27, 2017

More than 80 per cent of Australian women take their husband's name when they marry. Each to their own, but this one has always puzzled me.

November 27, 2017

The findings published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research suggest that when a married woman does not use the surname of her husband, people tend to view the man as effeminate.

Asian News International
November 26, 2017

While women are increasingly choosing to keep their maiden name after marriage, a new study suggests that this choice can influence how people look at the husband.

November 25, 2017

Today in “Why is this still a thing?”: Keeping your maiden name could affect how people view your husband.

November 24, 2017

An increasing number of women are choosing to keep their maiden name upon marrying.

Huffington Post
November 24, 2017

These days, it's not assumed that a woman will take her husband's surname when they tie the knot, and many are keeping their own.

November 24, 2017

A man seems more feminine if a wife keeps her own family name.

Science Daily
November 21, 2017

When a woman chooses not to take her husband's surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles and is the first to examine whether people's perceptions of a man's personality vary depending on whether his wife adopts his surname or retains her own.
November 21, 2017

Increasingly, women are keeping their surname when they get married. But they remain a minority, and some researchers suggest the social costs of bucking tradition may explain why.

Mother Jones
November 20, 2017

When the bullets started flying on that October evening, some hit Las Vegas’ Route 91 concert stage so close to Royce Christenson that shards of aluminum landed in his hair. He saw a man go down, and the man “did not get back up.” He applied pressure to a bullet wound in a woman’s leg.

November 16, 2017

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, am I a jerk?

Komo News
November 15, 2017

It’s been less than eight weeks since the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the first research on the mental trauma suffered by those at the Route 91 country music festival has been completed.