Month: January 2023

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence SOLO 156 | Emotional Intelligence

  In the third installment in a series on the invention of marriage and cooperation, Peter McGraw speaks to Hillary Anger Elfenbein about something that makes cooperation more or less effective: emotional intelligence. — Listen to Episode #156 here   Emotional Intelligence The previous episode examined reasons why humans could uniquely invent marriage. One reason […]

Are You Thriving Or Coping?

Are You Thriving Or Coping? SOLO 160 | Singlehood

  Compared to research on married people, there is little being done to investigate the well-being of single people. Fortunately, Geoff MacDonald, a social psychologist at the University of Toronto has turned his attention to examining singlehood. Peter McGraw is joined by guest co-host Iris Schneider to discuss Geoff’s recent academic paper that investigates predictors of […]

The Social Leap

The Social Leap SOLO 155 | Social Leap

  How can something so complex and far-reaching as marriage could be invented and so widely adopted? To begin to answer that question, Peter McGraw speaks to Bill Von Hippel, the author of The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy. — Listen […]

The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage SOLO 154 | Contemporary Marriages

  To understand single living, you need to understand non-single-living – especially the 800-pound gorilla of relationships: marriage. In this episode, Peter McGraw speaks to Eli Finkel about contemporary marriages, which are focused on self-growth and self-expressiveness. Eli shares insights from his book The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work. — Listen to Episode #154 here […]