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THE TOM MCCONNELL SHOW

August 2020

Western Psychology Professor Samantha Joel, Machine learning predicts satisfaction in romantic relationships

MACHINE LEARNING REVEALS WHAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY IN A RELATIONSHIP

August 2020

What makes us happy in a romantic relationship? The question might seem too complex to answer, too varied couple to couple. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to answer just that – using machine learning.

LANDMARK STUDY ON 11,196 COUPLES PINPOINTS WHAT DATING APPS GET SO WRONG

August 2020

If you have ever labored over how to convey your personality through a dating app bio — or judged someone else’s through theirs — research on romance suggests you place your efforts elsewhere.

INTERVIEW: SAMANTHA JOEL ON WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP

July 2020

Pat chats with Samantha Joel, Assistant Professor at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, about a landmark study showing what it takes to make a successful relationship.

A LANDMARK STUDY SHOWS WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP

July 2020

It’s not who you’re with, but the dynamic you have with them. That’s the big takeaway from a landmark study that explores what makes relationships successful, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

AI ANALYSED OVER 11,000 COUPLES TO FIND WHAT MAKES RELATIONSHIPS WORK

July 2020

A first-of-its kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) study published on July 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science seems to have finally figured out what makes a relationship work.

THE PEOPLE REDEFINING FAITHFULNESS

March 2020

We often see a relationship as an exclusive understanding between two people. But this norm is increasingly coming under scrutiny as people find other ways to redefine romantic love.

HOW DO LONG MARRIAGES SURVIVE? COUPLES SHARE THE SECRETS OF THEIR LONG-HAUL UNIONS

February 2020

A partner who can palpably sense that their spouse is committed to them is the No. 1 predictor of strong relationships over time, according to Samantha Joel, an assistant professor in psychology at the University of Western Ontario

HOW DATING APP ALGORITHMS PREDICT ROMANTIC DESIRE

November 2019

Online dating might not help you to find the one. But the data from dating apps offers some tantalising insights.

LOVE CONNECTIONS AT HEART OF UNIQUE STUDY

August 2019

Is there any way to know if a relationship will fly – or simply crash into the sea?

BREAK-UPS, MAKE-UPS AND MORE: INSIDE THE RELATIONSHIP DECISIONS LAB

February 2019

From first dates to new commitments to keeping the spark alive, many people spend the better part of their lives in a hopeful search for a romantic partner. When do people choose to invest in a partner? to give up? to try again? How do they determine “the one”?

SHOULD WE BREAK UP? PSYCHOLOGISTS DISCOVER SURPRISE REASON WHY PEOPLE STAY IN UNHAPPY RELATIONSHIPS

October 2018

Why do unhappy couples stay together? According to a study, it may be because they fear their partners won’t be able to cope without them.

WHEN YOU ARE UNHAPPY IN A RELATIONSHIP, WHY DO YOU STAY? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU

October 2018

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner.

WHEN IT COMES TO ROMANTIC ATTRACTION, REAL LIFE BEATS QUESTIONNAIRES

September 2017

Dating sites claim to winnow a few ideal suitors out of a nigh-infinite pool of chaff. But the matches these algorithms offer may be no better than picking partners at random, a study finds.

THE SCIENCE OF DTMFA

August 2017

On the Magnum, Dan interviews Dr. Samantha Joel, in a “What You Got?” about the psychology of what make someone finally decide to end a relationship.

SHOPPING FOR RELATIONSHIPS: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN?

December 2015

According to Samantha Joel, Geoff MacDonald, and Jason Plaks (2013), romantic relationships provide a useful context to apply principles of judgment and decision-making.

DEALBREAKERS DON’T MEAN SHIT

September 2015

Samantha Joel tells us that everyone is bad at maintaining their dealbreakers, and looks at why such highly prized ideals about who we think we should be with never seem to matter all that much when we meet someone new.

CANADA AM: THE SCIENCE OF CUDDLING

January 2015

Samantha Joel of the University of Toronto discusses the new trend and the benefits of cuddling and whether paying to cuddle is a good idea. More info

SCIENCE REVEALS WHY WE END UP GOING ON SO MANY DATES WE DON’T WANT TO GO ON

December 2014

People overestimate their willingness to reject unsuitable romantic partners.

SELF-INTEREST BENEFICIAL IN RELATIONSHIPS

November 2014

A new psychology study undertaken by researchers at the University of Toronto and Yale found that people have more difficulty rejecting an undesirable potential date when they believe the person actually exists.

IT’S ALL TOO EASY TO IGNORE RELATIONSHIP DEALBREAKERS

September 2014

Why don’t dealbreakers prevent relationships from getting off the ground in the first place?

TEN WEDDING VOWS BASED ON RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE

February 2014

Ten promises that we decided to make to each other to help us to achieve long-term marital bliss, and why.

THE THINGS YOU DO FOR ME: HOW YOUR PARTNER’S INVESTMENTS CAN MAKE YOU MORE COMMITTED

December 2013

Beyond making your partner feel more committed, will your partner’s investments also make you feel more committed to the relationship?

RELATIONSHIP DECISIONS DISCUSSED ON SQUAREOFF

September 2013

CHCH’s Squareoff discusses the decision to move in with a romantic partner. Featuring guest speaker Samantha Joel from the University of Toronto.

IN ROMANCE, ODD COUPLES MORE COMMON THAN PERFECT PAIRS

February 2013

Less visible similarities, like common life goals, can be much more important than highly visible similarities, such as a difference in age or height.