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Relationship compatibility and stability
Mariana Bockarova Ph.D.
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.
When is a fight worth breaking up over?
Research shows that just listening to nature sounds can help reduce stress.
Can getting to work be as easy as letting in some fresh air?
What makes an ideal partner?
Is there hope for people who attach in a disorganized way?
This common piece of advice isn't for everyone, or every situation.
New research shows whether we really tend to be creatures of habit in romance.
Could displacement be holding you back?
How ideal partner preferences get in the way of meaningful relationships.
Could this theory help explain successful pairings?
What is the litmus test for self-respect?
When does shopping become "compulsive buying"?
Research shows that these two factors play a large role in feeling most festive during the holiday season.
New research helps explain why we stay even when we want to go.
Mariana Bockarova, Ph.D., is a researcher at the University of Toronto.