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Professor’s Article Wins Editor’s Choice Award from Science of Relationships Website
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013 â€“ Dr. Sadie Leder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently won an Editorâ€™s Choice Award for an article she published, titled â€śNote to Gotye: Itâ€™s Probably Better that She Cut You Off,â€ť on the Science of Relationships website.
Leder joined the faculty at HPU after receiving a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology in 2010.Â Her research and teaching focus on the psychological study of romantic relationships.
â€śWriting for the Science of Relationships website allows me to blend pop culture with science,â€ť Leder says. â€śThis format makes it possible for me to provide credible relationship advice in a fun and engaging format to a large audience. I am delighted that this article has been so well received by the siteâ€™s editors and followers.â€ť
The article selected for an Editorâ€™s Choice award uses Gotyeâ€™s hit song, â€śSomebody That I Used to Know,â€ť to explain why it is best to make a swift and clean break from a former flame.
â€śAlthough relationship advice is readily available online, most of it fails to come from a reputable source,â€ť Leder says. This article uses peer-reviewed research to describe how severing ties with a previous romantic partner allows for a speedier post-breakup recovery and a greater possibility of finding a new partner capable of providing satisfaction, growth and connection.Â
The Science of Relationships website features articles written by real life relationship experts and publishes a multitude of articles throughout the year. To view Lederâ€™s award winning article, visit www.scienceofrelationships.com/home/2012/12/28/2012-editors-choice-awards-2.html.