Category Archives: Relationships

The Psychology of Giving Great Gifts, According to Research

What should you look for when buying a gift? This article tries to answer that question. A new paper, based on a survey of existing research, suggests that some gifts are great to give but not to receive. Scroll down and learn more from the infographic. Continue reading

Don’t Fear Responsibility Because ‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’

responsibility When we hold others responsible, we expect something from, and in order to expect something from others, we must trust and believe in them. We have to believe that they are capable of doing what we expect. Continue reading

Social Effectiveness Therapy Beats Social Anxiety, Study Shows

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At some point in our lives, we all experience symptoms of anxiety. Public speaking or other unfamiliar situations can provoke natural feelings of anxiety. When these natural feelings turn into excessive anxiety and worry, they might be classified as an anxiety disorder.

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How Your Social Network Influences Your Romantic Relationship

We care about what others think of us, and our romantic relationships, too. The support we receive from our social networks, such as family and friends, influences the quality of our relationships. Continue reading

Who Win The Promiscuity Battle — Men or Women?

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This topic has received much attention over the years, and we all have our assumptions about it, but what does psychological research tell us about gender differences in promiscuity? Continue reading

Do Males and Females Really Communicate in Different Ways?

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Why do men and women sometimes find it so difficult to communicate? Do they communicate differently, or is that just a stereotype?

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Humor Connects People: The Laughing and Liking Principle

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“A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin

Humor and laughter are prevalent in most people’s daily lives. According to Treger and colleagues (2013), some estimates suggest that we laugh an average of 18 times a day, often in the presence of others. Continue reading

Can Evolution Explain Why Women Become Attracted by Some Men Over Others?

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What makes a man attractive?

Why is it that women prefer some men over others? I guess that many people, especially men, want to know this. In this article, I sum up the evolutionary theory of  sexual selection, and in this context, I consider the findings of recent psychological research. So, can evolution explain mate preferences? Read on.
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