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By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 17, 2019 in Animal Emotions
"They're not unconditional love muffins who accept anything that happens and go on as if nothing had happened." We may learn a lot watching them play.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research sheds light on this evolutionary conundrum.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Attraction, Evolved
Psychologists think they know why some people cheat—but why do most remain faithful?
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
It's difficult to know the truth regarding how screens are affecting us. Some insights by way of Daniel Kahneman might help us shed some new light on this important issue.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
It is time to retire Attachment Theory from its privileged place in psychology.
By Jason N. Linder, MA, LMFT on April 14, 2019 in Mindfulness Insights
Do you have the idea that mindfulness is merely an individual practice? Here I show the evidence that it's deeply a relational endeavor.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Hormones are surging. Brains are still in-process. Social worlds are turning upside down. Here is some relationship guidance for teenagers.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on April 14, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Is monogamy natural, and are you any good at it?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 13, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows that parents who take over the college admissions process deprive children of crucial developmental support.
By David Fryburg M.D. on April 12, 2019 in The Science of Kindness
Looking for your next serious relationship? For men and women alike, simply being nice can markedly increase the appeal of a potential romantic partner.
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on April 12, 2019 in Teen Life
Why teen friendships may matter more than teen dating for adult romantic success.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on April 11, 2019 in Brainstorm
A recent study examined the awareness—or lack thereof—people have about in-the-moment personality impressions.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in The Pursuit of Peace
New research reveals an unappreciated experience in which individuals feel emotionally “moved" or "touched." This emotion may unlock one of the key aspects to a meaningful life.
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
What role does age play in shaping romantic attraction?
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in Insight Therapy
New tech can "deep hack" our evolved psychology, delivering desired content without the original, organic process.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If extraversion leads to positive social outcomes, why are there so many introverts? Here's how to understand trait diversity from an evolutionary perspective.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Curious?
Is long-term romantic love rare? What happens to couples who maintain, versus love, the romance?
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
Recent studies show that singles have more and better friendships, while married people often leave their friends behind. This phenomenon has serious consequences.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Personal space—or the lack of it—is in the news this week. These 5 research-backed tips will help you find the right distance in your own life.
By Christopher Bergland on April 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that when it comes to seeking solitude, your motivation for wanting "alone time" makes all the difference.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on April 03, 2019 in Canine Corner
People who walk their dogs regularly spend a lot of time and effort in that activity. However, others have reasons not to engage in this behavior.
By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Dating and Mating
Have you ever found yourself falling for someone surprising? Learn the good reasons why we can't predict who we will fall for.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
How do you deal with the person who makes your life miserable when avoidance is not an option? Consider drawing support through safety in numbers.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
The measure of a behavior in love relationships should not be whether or not it’s abusive or sarcastic: That sets the bar way too low.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 03, 2019 in Fixing Families
For parents away from home for days at a time, it's hard to keep connected, and easy to feel lonely or resentful. Tips for being there when you're not.
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