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The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships
Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D.
Moral hypocrisy allows cheaters to rationalize their behavior as well as potentially facilitating future infidelities.
Our unconscious attitudes toward our partners can have a large impact on our romantic relationships, including the frequency of our sexual activity.
Imagine someone describes a potential date as having a “great personality.” What type of person would you expect to meet? Research suggests you should revise your expectations.
Find out why mate-choice conflict between parents and offspring so often involves the trait of physical attractiveness.
Find out which factors are associated with increased sexual frequency and more satisfying sexual experiences.
If you have ever wondered whether you’re turning into your romantic partner, your questions are justified.
Fascinating research on sexual arousal shows that women may not consciously realize which partners strongly attract them. But does physiological arousal equate to sexual desire?
Our unspoken reactions to our partners may be more important determinants of our relationship satisfaction than the words we say to each other.
Although we are unaware of their influence, unconscious forces can have a strong effect on both the initial spark and our long-term romantic interactions.
Across all stages of our relationships, we intuitively respond incorrectly when we try to answer these basic questions.
Have you ever wondered why sex makes you feel so close to your partner? Here are four scientific explanations for the increased intimacy post-sex.
A wealth of information is accessible to observers within moments. Find out what others will know about you, and what you can quickly learn about them.
The strikingly similar neural responses to feelings of sexual desire and love.
Sometimes even the most fundamental laws of attraction don't function in the ways we expect. Find out why.
Have you ever wondered why men tend to overestimate women's sexual interest in them? The reasons may surprise you.
Is your partner only concerned with his or her own sexual needs? How to identify a sexual narcissist, and the implications for your relationships.
Why would parents want their daughters to date someone less attractive? The reasons may surprise you.
Many of the factors which shape our sexual thoughts and desires remain consciously undetected by women.
Feeling as if you look less than perfect? Find out how we underestimate our own attractiveness.
These evidence-based relationships hacks can help to improve your romantic relationship, no extra time or effort necessary. Try them today!
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It's not a stretch to believe that love makes you dumb, but can sex make you smarter? Explore the complex connections among love, sex, and intellect.
When we think about breakups we focus on the negative emotions and distress. But you can free yourself from your rotten relationship and reap these benefits, too.
Why we are drawn to forbidden relationships, and why it isn't helpful for others to try to prevent us from engaging in them.
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Madeleine A. Fugère, Ph.D., is a professor of Social Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, and her areas of expertise include attraction and romantic relationships.