After rejection, your brain subtly helps you make friends

Immediately after we've been shunned, a new study shows our brains engage a subtle mechanism that alters our sense of whether other people are making eye contact with us, so that we think it more likely that they are looking our way.

Jan 14

Categories: Friendships, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation


Using Self-Talk to Save Your Relationship

The best things in life are free! Self-talk is one simple technique that can be used to guide you through difficult times in a relationship and help you see the situation from a new perspective.

Jan 12

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


The Psychology of Gift-giving

A team of scientists have figured out the secret to giving the perfect Christmas present - and fortunately, it isn't about spending as much as possible. Choosing a present that reflects your personality, and not what you think the receiver would ...

Dec 21

Categories: Other, Relationships & Marriage


Is Resentment Ruining Your Marriage?

There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems in a marriage such as emotional detachment and a lack of sexual intimacy seldom develop overnight. ...

Dec 19

Categories: Anger Management, Relationships & Marriage


5 Faces of Toxic Relationships - The Critic, Passive Aggressor, ...

As humans, we can read all the brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet so many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are often scared to speak up to those who produce toxic vibes and are even more fearful of leaving ...

Nov 30

Categories: Antisocial personality, Personality problems, Relationships & ...


The Reality of Hook Up Culture

Adults seem to think we're all sex-crazed emotionless teenagers who have traded relationships for one-night stands, long conversations for heart emojis, romantic dinners for Tinder dates. Hundreds of people (most of whom happen to be over 30) have ...

Nov 12

Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & Marriage, ...


Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 ...

New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...

Oct 22

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...


Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia


Having a happy spouse could be good for your health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Sep 28

Categories: Relationships & Marriage


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


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


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


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


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 & ...


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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