A Simple Tool for Greater Relationship Satisfaction

In today's hectic, sometimes lonely, day and age, proven tools to increase passion and relationship satisfaction are a sought after commodity. Research is illuminating, and useful.

How Likely Is Your Partner to Cheat on You?

Are you concerned your partner may be seeing someone else when you've agreed to be exclusive? Researchers continue to study infidelity to better understand when and how it happens.

How Facing Nuclear Destruction Could Make Us Wiser.

We are apparently in a nuclear standoff. Do we find ourselves here again because we can't cope with death anxiety? Terror management theory informs the discussion.

How Do We Decide Whether or Not to Break Up?

What factors do we weigh when deciding to leave a long-term relationship? How does attachment style influence decision-making? New research provides additional insight.

What Keeps Partners From Cheating?

Infidelity generally leads to pain and suffering for all involved, and is the most common factor in divorce. How do we resist temptation, making it more likely we'll stay together?

Are Sexbots Here to Stay?

Sex dolls have been around for centuries and are coming of age with the advent of humanoid robots and virtual reality. Where are we with sexbots? What will the future hold?

What Does Self-Actualization Really Mean?

Self-actualization, rather than being a mystical pursuit of personal grown and realization, is grounded in basic functional motives. Clear understanding helps us find ourselves.

Women's Sexual Pleasure, Orgasm, and Touching

The sources of women's sexual satisfaction remains less understood in spite of recent advances and advocacy. New empirical research gives detailed insights into what women like.

Pornography and Broken Relationships

People who view pornography are much more likely to experience a romantic relationship breakup. We look at research data supporting this expectation and discuss pivotal factors.

Six Ways To Beat Childhood Trauma & Stop Self-Sabotage

Recovery from trauma and growing beyond it can seem challenging and even impossible. Here are some potentially useful tools to begin to take the first steps.

Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity

Dissociation unplugs us from ourselves, interfering with identity formation throughout development. Recovery starts with recognition, moving toward more connected identities.

Four Different Biotypes of Depression

Psychiatry lacks biological tools to assist in diagnosis and treatment. New research on brain network "biotypes" is a major step forward in developing biomarkers for depression.

What Are They Doing With Those Smartphones?

Adolescence is even more challenging with social media. New research gives insight into the social media lives of adolescent girls, important for parents and others to understand.

What Older Dads Need To Know

Are geeks taking over the world? The sons of older fathers are more geeky, and do better academically in success-predicting academics. The "Geek Index" helps us study geekiness.

For New Dads - Keys To A Great Experience

What do new fathers need? A review of survey findings and pragmatic tips about how to avoid common mistakes and make the most of your first years as a father.

How Maternal Personality Problems Affect Children

How does parental personality dysfunction affect the future mental health of offspring? New research highlights how psychological issues carry over through generations.

Why Is Everyone so Crazy about Narcissism?

For better and worse, it is a powerful—and alluring—personality trait.

How Common Is PTSD In Primary Care Settings?

New data suggests that PTSD is common in primary care settings. Are patients getting the attention they need for this condition?

12 Keys To A Great Self-Relationship, Starting Now

Self-care is where it's at, but it doesn't mean being selfish or overindulgent. Learn to have a great relationship with yourself. It's a long-term project, and you won't regret it.

The Meaning of Disaster

Disasters have many different meanings for many different people. Here is a personal perspective on disasters from the point of view of a volunteer disaster responder.

The Age of Dissociation

We are past the point of anxiety, and our defenses are maxed out.

From A Mother Who Died Too Young

I share reflections on losing my mother at a young age to cancer, and what this has taught me about motherhood.

Casual Sex On Tinder

What goes into the decision-making process of people who use Tinder to hook up?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and what does it mean?

Research Shows What Makes Trolls Tick on Mobile Dating Apps

Internet trolls are everywhere. What draws them to dating apps and how can you deal with them?

How to Have a Successful First Date (After Meeting Online)

Online dating is increasingly popular, and notoriously unsatisfying for many. Research is beginning to sort out what works—simple steps can help a first date go better.

Why Do People Refute Climate Change?

How can people deny climate change? The evidence is extremely strong, and the danger is clear and present. Research gives clues as to what factors are really at play.

Common Abusive Patterns (in Everyday Relationships)

Abuse is grounds to end a relationship. But we can learn to make better choices by catching problematic patterns in our non-abusive relationships.

Do Narcissists Make Their Partners Jealous on Purpose?

What motivates narcissistic people to make others jealous? Research sheds light on why some narcissists do it on purpose, and others out of insecurity.

Collective Moral Injury: A Burden We Share

Moral injury is a concept mainly applied to combat veterans. How does it apply on a collective level, given the state of the world today? Here's a detailed discussion...

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