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Mariana Bockarova Ph.D.
Personal Perspective: A few premarital musings before tying the knot.
Should you and your future spouse take a premarital education program? What the research shows is a divided answer.
Is it best to plan ahead? Planning turns out to be the most stressful aspect of travel, research finds.
Can a person's infidelity lead to forgiving a partner's affair?
How to process the emotions of a close friend or family dropping out of a bridal party.
Has negative sentiment override affected your relationship?
Students feel tremendous stress. Here’s why.
How stressful is the process of learning a dominant language and why?
Why aren't we talking about tonic immobility in sexual assault victims?
How do cognition, perception, and interpretation contribute to stress?
What happens to our bodies during stress and what are the long-term effects?
We use the word “stress” constantly. Where did it come from and what does it mean?
What motivates us to make friends? Research reveals 41 reasons.
Research reveals three main reasons for staying single: For some, it includes enjoying the single life, but for others, it's much deeper than that.
Selfishness, romantic conflict, the perception of others, and more.
An analysis of a documentary of a savant.
Experiencing burnout during COVID-19 but not sure why? Analyzing your situation through two motivational lenses may help.
COVID-19 and the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
Here's what to say to someone who discloses their abusive relationship.
How did the popular lexicon get it so wrong?
Explore 40 reasons organized into six broad categories. Do they affect you, too?
Jill Biden’s doctorate is well-earned. Why should she drop her honorific?
Part 1 of an analysis of the Netflix show "The Queen's Gambit," with an emphasis on psychological resiliency.
We have a host of theories and reasons for why people cheat on their partners. New research asks: Why not?
How do you handle a psychopath at work?
How to cope with narcissists at work.
Exploring Machiavellians in the workplace.
Why is anger the last emotion we should exhibit when trying to keep a relationship we value?
The choice to break up is never easy. During COVID, consider your context.
Avoidance coping and its lingering effects.
Mariana Bockarova, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of Toronto.