After many years as a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I am now a Project Scientist there. It’s just a different title. I guess no one should still get to call themselves a “visitor” after well over a decade. I came to UCSB in the summer of 2000 for what was supposed to be a one-year sabbatical, and never left.
I am a 60-something year old. I’m single, always have been, always will be. Using a term I coined, I’m “single at heart.” Single is how I live my best, most authentic, most meaningful life.
My true passion is for the practice and study of single life. I also have a longstanding interest and expertise in the psychology of deceiving and detecting deceit, and a newer set of research and writings on how we live now.
To talk about singles or the psychology of deception, I’ve appeared on television shows such as the Today Show and the Nightly News on NBC, Good Morning America on ABC, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, and the Early show, CNN Newstand and Anderson Cooper 360, PBS, Harball with Chris Matthews, the Discovery Channel, Lifetime, and the BBC. I’ve also appeared a number of times on NPR and many other radio shows. You can find more of my media appearances and mentions of my work on singles here, on how we live now here, and on deception here.
Links to many of my articles and blog posts, organized by topic, can be found here.
I gave a TEDx talk in Belgium, “What no one ever told you about people who are single,” in March 2017.
You can go to my CONTACT page to get in touch.