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Insights into the psychology of love
Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D
Love is irrational when it does not fit the qualities of the beloved that fueled the love.
It is hard enough to deal with our own envy and jealousy issues. But what to do when a partner, friend, or relative consistently responds to you with fits of envy or jealousy?
When blown out of proportion, envy and jealousy can be destructive. Read on about what to do when the green-eyed monster and its cousin threaten to crush you or your relationship.
Jealousy seems akin to envy. Both attribute responsibility to their target. But jealousy has much greater odds of being rational.
Doing regular relationship audits can help diffuse conflicts. Find out how to recognize anger issues in relationships and manage them before it's too late.
Doing regular relationship audits can contribute to greater relationship satisfaction. Begin your audit by taking a hard look at your hostile emotions.
Narcissists have a need for having power over their romantic partners. Which strategies they use to attain power and massage their self-image depends on narcissistic subtype.
Most of the myths that have fueled people's unconscious biases about single mothers continue to thrive on the internet. Let's separate fact from fiction, shall we?
The only surefire way to end verbal abuse is to permanently remove yourself from your abuser. If that’s not an option, here are four steps you can take to lessen its harmful effects.
That women can feign orgasms is to some extent common knowledge. Less known is the fact that men fake it too.
Some people are romantically or sexually attracted to objects like swords, trains, bridges, or walls. Here is why treating this condition as a fetish misses the point.
Beware of these 10 types of flawed reasoning, which sexists may flaunt in their attempt to justify gender inequality.
The emotional instability of borderline individuals can take an emotional toll on their loved ones.
These five forms of ambivalence can stymie you and cause you to miss out. Here is how.
Fearful-avoidant and anxious-preoccupied individuals are both prone to cling to highly unsatisfying and dysfunctional relationships. Here is why.
Does Tinder draw out the worst in us by offering easy access to millions of dating options, or is it attracting the worst segment of the dating population?
A passive-aggressive leadership style can negatively impact employee behavior and morale, and other reliable predictors of success. Here is how to identify it.
Trying to rescue a bad relationship is at best a waste of time and at worst a time bomb.
Systemic racism needs to end, but at this moment in time it’s even more urgent that the modern-day lynch mob be brought to justice.
Despite rarely leaving our home during lockdown, we are busier now than ever before. Why is staying home so time consuming?
Extraverts normally have an edge when it comes to succeeding in school or on the job. But in a time of social isolation, introverts may have the upper hand.
A crisis can force moral decisions that betray what kind of people we really are, whether inclined think primarily of ourselves or to make selfless sacrifices.
Women who belong to multiple socially oppressed groups are particularly prone to misogynistic attacks. They are multiply burdened, discredited twice, thrice, or more.
Should you take the moral high ground when doing so is not in your friend’s best interest?
The grandiose and vulnerable subtypes of narcissism have presented a puzzle for psychologists. Now researchers have discovered a common structure underlying them.
We are unusually adept at detecting passive aggression unconsciously. But it takes more careful attention to consciously spot it.
Sadomasochism often involves one person degrading, humiliating, or hurting a submissive other for their own sexual gratification. How can we make moral sense of this picture?
Abusers live for the pleasure they take in asserting power over a victim.
Men tend to take the lead in far-reaching misogynistic movements. But very many women are misogynists too. Here is how to spot them.
The contemptuous person looks down on others yet has a fragile self-esteem. The vulnerable dark triad of personality explains why.
Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami.