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David Ludden Ph.D.
Meetings are a dreaded part of almost any job. But when they’re done well, meetings can build team spirit and motivate members to work toward common goals.
Intimacy issues are difficult to discuss, but they’re also among the most important conflicts that couples need to resolve.
Sometimes people stay in unhappy relationships because they’re afraid of hurting their partner, but this may not be the best reason.
Relationships are happiest when you make efforts to meet your partner’s needs, trusting they’ll meet yours in return.
Sexual desire decreases with age, but physical intimacy is still an important aspect of life even as we grow old.
We’re often reluctant to show our appreciation because we overestimate the awkwardness and underestimate the positive impact.
Hooking up is nothing new for college students. Only the technology for finding casual sex partners has changed.
In the distant past, no humans believed in God. But as our lives became more complex, we created religious institutions to guide us.
A new study finds that men have overwhelmingly positive attitudes toward watching porn.
It’s not just the sensual pleasure, but also the deep personal connection, that makes partnered sex so fulfilling.
Some people are good with directions, while others easily get lost. These individual differences are due to a complex array of cognitive, emotional, and personality factors.
Self-control is an important component of success, but it comes with a cost. To achieve our goals, we also need to be attuned to our feelings in the moment.
Your preference for doing things early or late in the day tells a lot about your personality. It also predicts how satisfied you are with your partner.
There’s far more than just raging hormones behind the risky behaviors that so many adolescents engage in.
Relationships are more satisfying when we show gratitude for the sacrifices our partner makes for us. The only problem is, we’re not very good at noticing when they've done this.
For most animals, sex drive alone is enough to ensure reproduction. So why do humans have orgasms? Psychologists offer a new take on an old question.
Feelings of déjà vu and premonition seem spooky, but when we understand the common tricks our memory plays on us, there’s nothing unusual about these experiences.
Research shows that mindfulness practices can improve the quality of people’s sex lives, which in turn leads to greater satisfaction with their relationships.
It can be difficult to apologize, but in the long run we feel better about ourselves — and have stronger relationships — when we make amends for the wrongs we've done.
New research shows that asking children to copy letters is the most effective approach to promoting early literacy skills.
A new study finds that husbands and wives change their personalities as they adapt to the demands of married life.
When someone has hurt us, our first reaction is to get even. But when we use restorative justice to resolve the issue, we also make the relationship stronger than it was before.
A new study finds experimental support for Sigmund Freud’s theory of infantile sexuality.
Hearing people see deafness as a disability that needs to be remediated so that deaf people can fit in. But that’s not how the deaf view themselves.
Social media use can increase feelings of connectedness or of loneliness, depending on what you do when you're online.
Belief in conspiracy theories can satisfy important psychological needs for some people. We need to understand this first before confronting a believer with facts.
No one has ever changed their essential beliefs on the basis of rational arguments.
The incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders is far lower in Asia than in the West. Different ways of thinking about negative feelings may be the key.
New research shows that when people fantasize about illicit affairs, they often project their guilty feelings onto their partner.
The notion that certain activities can enhance general cognitive abilities is appealing, but there’s little evidence to support such claims.
David Ludden, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College.