The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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How we develop human connection.
Gery Karantzas Ph.D.
Life in lockdown has been tough on many relationships—but negotiating the transition back to “normal” can also be a challenge. These three factors can help the relationship survive.
If we all have the need for human connection, why don't we love the same? Over the last 30 years, the science of attachment has provided important answers to this question.
In a time of social distancing and isolation, online dating is on the rise. Why?
Some people think that "getting inside the mind" of our partners can only help us make our relationships work. But the research tells us otherwise.
Infidelity is often thought to be about fulfilling unmet sexual desires. But sexual infidelity only occurs in about 20 percent of couples.
The idea that we each have a soulmate is fraught with danger when it comes to relationship success.
What do we look for in the ideal partner? The science of relationships can tell us a lot.
Gery Karantzas, Ph.D., is an associate professor and the director of the Science of Adult Relationships (SoAR) Laboratory in the School of Psychology at Deakin University.