Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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How natural selection reprogrammed the brain for language
David Ludden Ph.D.
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.
A new study shows that young men take fewer risks when they’re in a committed romantic relationship, but only when they’re with their girlfriend.
New research suggests that a source of compulsive sexual behavior disorder lies in the conflict between normal urges and restrictive morality.
New research shows that your ability to adapt your thinking to changing circumstances also shapes your political views.
Experimental research shows nostalgia to be an overwhelmingly positive emotion. However, studies of nostalgia in everyday life show it to be more bitter than sweet.
Ruth Howard and Inez Prosser were two early pioneers in psychology who broke down barriers of both gender and race.
The brain appears to be hardwired for religious belief, probably as a byproduct of our enhanced abilities to socially engage with other people.
Kenneth and Mamie Clark conducted the famous doll studies that influenced the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court to end segregation in 1954.
Men have no monopoly on aggression, and they can often be the victims of violent acts in the home.
Men tend to look back on their former lovers favorably, while women are more likely to blame their exes for the end of the relationship.
New research finds that a woman’s relationship satisfaction predicts both her own and her partner’s momentary sexual enjoyment.
When enticing an extramarital sex partner, men have reasons to hide their marital status, while women have reasons to reveal it.
It’s only natural for teens to be curious about sex, so it should come as no surprise that they’re also big consumers of online pornography.
New research explores why some people are willing to have unprotected sex even when they know the risks.
Religious and non-religious people agree on how to evaluate scientific evidence, but they differ predictably in terms of how they judge supernatural claims.
Difficult conversations are unavoidable, but new research highlights effective ways to broach topics so that both parties can experience growth.
An open attitude toward cultural difference and a willingness to compromise are the keys to a happy marriage.
Only humans cry. Now, researchers are unlocking the mystery of why we shed tears.
New research shows that it’s not the fights themselves but what you and your partner do afterward that makes or breaks a relationship.
New research points to early signs that a potential partner is likely to cheat on you.
Humans have learned how to separate sex from reproduction, so it should come as no surprise that those who have more sex also have fewer children.
David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College.