Marriage: The Ultimate Experiment!

You've said your vows and cut the cake. Congratulations, and welcome to the greatest experiment of all!

Marriage, or any long-term committed partnership, involves two subjects being exposed to a variety of scenarios and variables over time, hopefully leading to exciting discoveries throughout a long, successful relationship. In Experiments for Newlyweds: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform With Your Spouse, you'll find fifty science projects, based on real academic research in fields such as psychology, game theory, and more, designed for you and your partner to complete together. Uncover the ways your emotions can alter your perception of the world around you, explore the connection between language and memory, and examine your relationship through a scientific lens.

With Experiments for Newlyweds as your guide, you and your spouse can learn more about one another, engage your inner scientist, and have fun strengthening your relationship. Perfect for nerdy newlyweds, engaged couples, or anybody who wants to deepen their partnership, this book will lead you to some exciting breakthroughs of your own!

Experiments for Newlyweds is the perfect wedding or bridal shower gift (or as a gift for the groom!) and will be a hit at engagement parties.

Publication date: April 2, 2019
Published by Sourcebooks
ISBN-10: 1492669768
ISBN-13: 978-1492669760

Experiment Demonstration

In the video below, Shaun and Tanya Gallagher demonstrate a project from Shaun's book Experiments for Newlyweds. The experiment is based on recent research into how emotions can be communicated using the sense of touch.


Experiments for Newlyweds author Shaun Gallagher "invites couples — newlywed, unwed, and otherwise — to reenact 50 recent social science studies that illustrate why relationships are so tricky and that reinforce the benefits of supporting each other in large and, especially, small ways. His summaries and takeaways make for a creative introduction to both research and commitment. Gallagher has made solid choices in the studies he presents, with easy-to-reproduce conditions that reinforce proven lessons on how to work together on budgeting, charity, travel, and division of household responsibilities, as well as generally being kind to each other."

The Annals of Self-Experimentation, Psychology Today, April 2019

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Baby on the way?

Just as "Experiments for Newlyweds" makes a great wedding-shower gift, Shaun Gallagher's "Experimenting With Babies" is a great baby-shower gift for the new parents in your life. It offers 50 amazing science projects that parents can perform on their kid starting from the day they're born and continuing through baby's first two years. It's available in bookstores and via online booksellers.

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