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Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D
Getting out of an abusive relationship requires making changes to your perception of your "self," the true character of your abuser, and the reality of your abusive relationship.
Trauma is one of the most overwhelming and psychologically complicated experiences you may ever undergo. Read on to learn about its eight key components.
A new paper on childhood psychological abuse argues that to get the full picture of the detrimental effects of this form of abuse, we need to explore relational harms.
What prevents us from healing from grief? A new study sheds light on this question.
In ˆˆThe Mask of Sanity, Cleckley famously distinguished between pathological and successful psychopaths. New research examines psychopathic traits in light of this distinction.
Heroes and psychopaths have repeatedly been described in the psychopathy literature as sharing key psychopathic traits. What evidence could there be for this comparison?
Emotional abusers use hurtful words and manipulative behaviors to tilt the power balance in a relationship to their advantage.
Respect is essential to healthy relationships. But it takes multiple kinds of respect to prevent a relationship from going sour—or worse.
Abusers sometimes exploit common violations of conversational norms and cooperative principles to retain or regain power in their relationships.
Looking back at the pandemic, does it feel like time has passed more slowly than normal? Five new studies explain how our experience of time has been distorted.
Surveys suggest that more than 60 percent of us have cheated on our long-term partner at least once. Why are so many of us unfaithful?
Abusive love is coupled with a brain chemistry similar to that of people addicted to cocaine.
Even after years of battery, she put him on a pedestal, emphasizing how brilliant and fascinating he was, convinced in her naivete that he was her "soul mate."
New research validates a new narcissism construct that is associated with an inflated sense of the ingroup's contributions to society and aggression toward outgroups.
How the dark triad traits are linked to promiscuity remains poorly understood. New research suggests a potential mechanism.
New research explores how overparenting may disrupt the ability to form and maintain healthy relationships.
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.
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.