Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D., CPLC
Context collapse occurs when different spheres of our life are combined, which can result in blurred boundaries. The pandemic has amplified this occurrence.
The competing feelings of fear and desire to connect during a pandemic.
Affirmation and validation are often conflated, though the two are different. Validation may be a better, and more realistic approach when communicating with a partner.
The best way to view online dating is to be open to the possibilities, without perceiving each potential match as destined to work out.
Breaking up is both challenging and painful. Here is some useful information to help you get through a difficult time.
Many people find the accomplishments of others threatening, which can be a problem for successful women. Let’s change that dynamic.
When searching for a partner, it is important to explore your own needs, wants, and desires. Below are some useful questions to ask.
Online dating is a common way to meet potential partners. When deciding whether or not to begin digitally dating, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons.
As we face a great deal of uncertainty about the world, it is important to do what we can to focus on our relationships while living together and working from home.
Beliefs about our relationships not only affect our experience within them but our partners’ as well.
Late adulthood is a time when people evaluate their lives and accomplishments. Relationships and support networks are an important part of this.
Resilience involves the ability to thrive in the face of adversity as a result of connections that foster growth. Our relationships can help us overcome obstacles and hardships.
Color can influence our perceptions. While the link between color and marketing covers the full spectrum, when it comes to attraction, the focus has been mostly on the color red.
The ratio of males to females in any given area affects not only access to mates, but the mating strategies employed and perceptions of relationships.
Deception in online dating is common and often intentional. Research has looked at the ways we lie, as well as how context may influence lies.
Moving in with a romantic partner is a big step. Research on the effects of cohabitation on a relationship can help you make a more informed decision.
Food plays a major role in our lives, so it is worthwhile to have a discussion with our partners about food choice and prep early on.
Cookie jarring is a new term being used to describe a dating behavior in which someone is being held on reserve as his/her partner pursues other options.
Transference can happen in our everyday lives when it comes to our relationships with friends and romantic partners.
A great deal of relationship research is approached from a heteronormative perspective. As such, an examination of studies focusing on same-sex couples is important.
Some prefer to enjoy activities alone, whereas others have more of a need for togetherness. It is important to share your preference with your partner.
Many people use the term “love at first sight” to describe the moment that they connected with their partner. Does this phenomenon really exist—and if so, what explains it?
As we become increasingly dependent on social media, our lives are more likely to play out in front of an audience. This has the potential to affect our relationships.
People often think of deception as something negative, but lying to a partner may be done to protect her. This article will examine lying and withholding the truth.
Social media plays a large role in both our lives and our relationships. Below are some considerations for your social media usage.
Whether you want children or not, it is important that you and your partner have an open and honest discussion about starting a family early on in the relationship.
Slow dating is all the rage is in the dating industry right now. The slow-dating approach isn’t necessarily about speed, but intentionality.
The fear of being single is very real, and it can impact your decisions — leading to a great deal of stress and potentially lowered standards for relationships.
When it comes to the division of labor, flying by the seat of your pants will not work. It is better to make a plan and clearly distribute the tasks that you need to complete.
It's important to discuss why we date, as the reasons we engage in this behavior may be connected to the success of the date itself.
Marisa T. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychology professor, relationship researcher, and author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love.