A Psychologist's Guide to Online Dating

New, fast-growing dating apps such as Tinder have shifted the online-matching emphasis back to looks. Tinder dispenses with the idea that it takes a mutual love of pho or Fleet Foxes to create a spark; instead, users of the phone app swipe through ...

Sep 27

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Scientists have identified why binge-watching TV shows together ...

New research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has found that watching TV series, and consuming other media like films and books with one’s partner, can help to achieve the same kind of closeness as having a mutual group of friends. In ...

Sep 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Best Friends build Shared Memory Networks

Transactive memory systems (TMS) are repositories of knowledge that are shared between two or more people. A shared memory of events between friends can be part of it, but it's also a way of calling up facts that other people know. If you say "Oh, ...

Sep 6

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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Keeping the Fire burning: Sex Over Time

Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. At the beginning of the relationship - the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation - passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in with the wear ...

Sep 3

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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The Truth about Lying

In his Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, explains the science behind dishonesty. Through his many experiments ...

Aug 25

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Relationships & ...

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Psychologists Reveals Science Behind A Fulfilling Single Life

Single people have richer social lives and more psychological growth than married people. According to psychologist Bella DePaulo, it is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life - one that recognizes the real strengths and ...

Aug 23

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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When You Don't Feel Valued in a Relationship, Sleep Suffers

We spend up to one-third of our life asleep, but not everyone sleeps well. For couples, it turns out how well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you sleep.

Aug 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Sleep Disorders

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Researchers have figured out the one thing not to do in your online ...

The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first. I watched her swipe left to reject a professional football team's worth of New ...

Aug 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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This Simple Relationship Exercise Promotes Forgiveness And ...

A promising new way to maintain healthy relationships.

Aug 4

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship

Jul 25

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults

For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. "Health benefits begin to ...

Jun 27

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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8 Current Psychology Studies Every Lover Should Know

The power of nonconformists, neural synchrony, pathological personality traits and more…

Jun 23

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship. It can break other person's defenses and force them to open up to you, or it can have a completely opposite ...

Jun 11

Categories: Empathy, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage

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How Depression Affects Couples - In Their Own Words

Depression has been called a "we-disease" because when the dark clouds arrive, it's not just the depressed person who is affected, but all those close to them. A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationship explored these spillover ...

Jun 9

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Happy Couples Automatically Use Mental Trick To Stay Faithful

People in relationships automatically see tempting others as less attractive, new research finds.

Jun 8

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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