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David Ludden Ph.D.
A new study finds that older couples fall into predictable patterns of sexual activity, depending on health, income, education, and attitudes about sex in general.
A third of porn users are women. A new study examines how this influences their sexual satisfaction and relationship quality.
Friends and family can provide sufficient social support for unmarried adults, but meeting sexual needs is more challenging.
A new study demonstrates that even robust findings in the “WEIRD World” don’t necessarily extend to the rest of humanity.
New research shows that one partner’s mindfulness has a positive impact on the other partner’s attitude toward the relationship.
Can we program intelligent devices such as self-driving cars to make moral decisions? Should we?
A new study finds that temperament and attachment style in early childhood predict conservative or liberal political orientation in adulthood.
For people with gelotophobia, or fear of being laughed at, forming close relationships with others can be very difficult.
Whether porn use helps or harms a relationship depends on each partner’s attitude toward it.
Although religious people on the whole view less porn, they feel much more distress about it when they do.
Post-coital dysphoria is fairly common in both men and women, and research suggests it is part of the normal range of sexual experience.
Facial cues of trustworthiness make people look more attractive as potential long-term mates but not as short-term lovers.
Many scientists see free will as an illusion. But if it is, how do we justify punishing those who could not have chosen freely?
Both men and women believe that full-figured women are more open to casual sex, but research tells a more complicated tale.
While some people believe conspiracy theories to belong to a group, others do so to assert their uniqueness.
Can scientists also be religious? It all depends on whether they view science and religion as compatible or not.
If you and your partner are experiencing sexual desire discrepancy, here are some strategies for resolving the issue that have been tested by other couples.
Received wisdom tells us that you need to stay physically fit in old age to maintain mental fitness, but new research suggests the opposite is the case.
New research shows that constant criticism in a marriage is a killer, especially among older couples.
New research shows that people who use religion to enhance their status also advocate for violence against non-believers.
New research explores the relational dynamics leading some married couples to feel a growing sense of loneliness even though they’re not alone.
New research explains the return trip effect, in which outward journeys seem to take so much longer than the trip back home.
Are you struggling with depression? Walking into the places of your childhood can help ease the burden.
A new study shows that older Americans can stay psychologically fit long after retirement, but only if they keep themselves mentally challenged.
New research finds that even a subliminal suggestion that God disapproves can encourage prosocial attitudes and discourage selfish ones.
New research shows that open marriages can improve the sexual satisfaction of couples while maintaining high levels of relational and personal happiness.
New research shows that both Democrats and Republicans agree the President is high on the Dark Triad traits, but they disagree on whether that’s good or bad.
New research shows that it’s not the rejection per se but the way it’s done that determines whether the rejected partner, and the relationship as a whole, will be hurt or not.
New research shows that even when Alzheimer’s patients have lost all autobiographical memories, their personality remains intact.
Although there is a growing acceptance of mixed-race marriages, some cases are perceived as more favorable than others.
David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College.