Shared spaces may reveal a surprising amount of information about a couple’s relationship, according to a forthcoming study led by Lindsay Graham, a psychology graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with Sam Gosling, professor of psychology and author of “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You,” and a team of student researchers.
Surprisingly, very little is known about how couples create a shared space together. How do couples make decisions about the design of their home? Whose stuff goes where? How do they create an environment they both love? These are the sorts of questions the researchers hope to answer. Each of the items you display in your spaces can potentially broadcast something about your identity, or how you think, feel and act in everyday life, says Graham.
Each clue is another piece of a puzzle that together reveals a lot about the occupants and the kinds of lives they live.