In The News: Department of Psychology

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.

The Christian Science Monitor
December 18, 2017

When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride.

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.

ScienceDaily
December 12, 2017

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 11, 2017

By the time violence broke out at a white nationalist march and counterdemonstration in August in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II had had enough.

Le Monde
December 11, 2017

"Follies are the only things you never regret . " Provocative, the phrase we picked ON the third floor of a large glass building.

Romper
December 11, 2017

Deciding whether or not to take your partner's name when you get married is a pretty big decision, if only because your more traditional family members might raise an eyebrow if you or your spouse chooses to keep their own. Well, it looks like those traditionalists might be onto something, since a new study found that taking your partner's name in marriage can affect the power dynamic in a relationship. Researchers out of the University of Nevada conducted a three-part study in the United States and United Kingdom and concluded that when a man's wife doesn't take his name, he's perceived by others as less powerful and submissive.