Radio Times

Monogamy, Love, and What Makes a Happy Marriage

February 17, 2014

Guests: Arthur Aron and Larry Young

[From the Radio Times archives] What makes a happy marriage? Scientists are studying why some people are happier in their marriages then others. They’re finding that personal growth, called “self-expansion,” has a lot to do with it. Stony Brook University social psychologist ARTHUR ARON studies marriage, social relationships, and romantic love. He’ll tell Marty some of the secrets to making and maintaining a happy, fulfilling marriage. Also, LARRY YOUNG, a psychiatrist at Emory University, explains what we can learn from a small rodent, the prairie vole, about bonding, monogamy and love.

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