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For decades, researchers have studied how our relationships with others broadens our worldview and perceptions of ourselves. The theory of self-expansion, for instance, explains why having important people in our lives makes us feel less isolated and inconsequential and more connected to a wider community. Which is why after a breakup, you can’t help but feel as if the world is closing in on you.More →

You see your girlfriend chatting with an attractive guy you don’t know. As you near, he scurries away. You get suspicious. Would you have felt better if he had stuck around till you arrived?

Now consider this: Are you more likely to fly into a jealous rage if your significant other has Facebook contact with an attractive person you don’t know or if he or she is doing it on Snapchat?More →