Why talking to strangers is good for your mental health

Los Angeles Times

Go Ahead, Ask for Help. People Are Happy to Give It.

The New York Times

The Unexpected Power of Random Acts of Kindness

The New York Times

Why Your Social Life Is Not What It Should Be

The New York Times

The secret to having more meaningful conversations


The secret virtues of small talk

The Economist

Zoom and Text Less, Call More, New Science Suggests


Every little bit helps: the power of interacting with strangers

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Importance of Staying In Touch During COVID-19

The Chicago Maroon

Faces, Faces Everywhere

New York Times

Go ahead, call that old friend. It will go better than you think.

The Chicago Tribute

Why mental well-being should be part of the COVID-19 policy response

Chicago Booth Review

How to connect with others in the age of social distancing

University of Chicago News

You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why.

New York Times

How to avoid the traps that produce loneliness and isolation

The Washington Post

Study suggests that many conflicts could be avoided with more deliberation

Want To Feel Happier Today? Try Talking To A Stranger

National Public Radio

Nicholas Epley Partners With BBC to Replicate Groundbreaking Study

Center for Decision Research

The surprising benefits of talking to strangers

BBC News

How Accountants Break the Bad News About Tax Refunds: With Chocolate and Tissues

The Wall Street Journal

How the $1,000 ‘Trump tax bonuses’ have — and haven’t — affected workers’ lives

Los Angeles Times

Why we underestimate the power of expressing gratitude

Chicago Booth Review

Can You Mind Read? with Nick Epley

Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

You Should Actually Send That Thank You Note You’ve Been Meaning to Write

The New York Times

For a Pleasant Commute, Talk Up a Stranger

New York Public Radio - WNYC

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded.


Holier than thou? No, just less evil

Chicago Booth Review

Understanding other people requires ‘being’ them, not reading them

Chicago Booth Review

An anecdote about buying the wrong ice cream reveals a jarring truth about relationships

Business Insider

Reviving the Lost Art of Small Talk

CBS News

Why teams overinflate their contributions

Chicago Booth Review

When job hunting, pick up the phone

Chicago Booth Review

These Psychologists Think We’d Be Happier If We Talked to Strangers More

Smithsonian Magazine

Q&A with Nicholas Epley: We Need To Talk

The Psych Report

Hello, Stranger

The New York Times