There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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How to find and maintain a love life by applying psychology research.
Brian Collisson Ph.D.
People with Machiavellian personalities can be cunning manipulators who exploit others by lying about their dating and sexual motives.
What are you looking for in a romantic partner? Knowing the seven relationship dealbreakers and who is most impacted by them may be more important to dating success.
Why do romantic overtures so often go unnoticed? Research explains why people who fear rejection miss the mark when making the first move and why men and women differ.
Should you date someone who is similar or your opposite? Studies have repeatedly questioned this contradictory dating advice. Their answer is overwhelmingly clear.
New research explains why some couples feel bored and what they can do to regain their passion.
Recent studies show how disapproval from friends and family may harm a romantic relationship—and who is most likely to be a threat to couples.
For some people, pursuing someone who is already in a romantic relationship is a nonstarter. But research suggests this may not be the case for everyone.
Much like suspects on the show "Criminal Minds," your date may leave traces of evidence throughout their life that reveals their true personality—if you know what to look for.
Brian Collisson, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and professor at Azusa Pacific University. His research is at the interface of romantic relationships, personality, and prejudice.