It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Insights into the psychology of love
Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D
While some people do change, most don't. Old habits die hard. If things are difficult now, the likelihood is that they are only going to get worse.
If you want your relationship to last, there are certain relationship styles you should attempt to avoid or at the very least keep to a minimum.
In today’s hookup culture, no one is a priority. People are options, like restaurants. If you don’t like the food, you don’t ever need to go back.
It may be time to cut the connection with your ex altogether. Or consider acting just like them: Remove them from the center of your life.
Why is it so painful to think about your ex's sexual encounters, when you won them back in the end? Read along for five possible reasons that your heart is still aching.
We have the greatest propensity to fall in love when we perceive the other person as a way for us to undergo rapid self-expansion.
Many mistake the shift in hormones and neurochemicals that are natural in healthy, long-lasting love relationships for a sudden absence of love.
Compulsive care-seekers, compulsive caregivers and avoidant individuals typically do not have a loving response that matches that of their partners.
The only effective way to put an end to particular instances of verbal abuse is to call out the abuser each time they strike.
Passionate love and hate are obsessive emotions, whereas indifference is a a kind of numbness that likely sparks an absence of action as opposed to reaction.
The problem with helicoptering is that, like being physically absent as a parent, being hyper-present can harm children.
If we are used to the high of being in love and then we suddenly feel nothing but the occasional closeness and sexual attraction, we are bound to think that something is wrong.
Some romantic partners are convinced that they can provide everything the other person needs. Not so.
Helicoptering and snow plowing provide greater life satisfaction for some parents.
Helicopter parents are physically hyper-present in their children’s lives, which protects against parental loss of autonomy.
Being in a relationship with a person who is incapable of love is one of the worst situations that a person can be in.
Trust should always be treated as relative to a person.
Are you completely hooked on someone who no longer wants you and who was abusive to you? You are not alone.
Your craving for a dopamine fix that only your ex can provide can also make you angry and hateful toward the one person who is withholding your "drug" from you: your ex.
A person with an otherwise accurate theory of mind will repeatedly make the wrong predictions about verbal abusers.
If you have a depending attachment style, and you are in a relationship, chances are that you are in the process of ruining your relationship.
It is hard to conceive of the possibility of a father who loves his daughter but brutally murders her for falling in love with a man.
Recent reports reveal that a shocking high number of children are not securely attached to their parents.
The majority of the parents have a favorite child, a preference that's hard-wired into the brain.
Despite the difficulties associated with raising a kid on your own, having a child with someone else isn’t always ideal.
A psychological state that feels like jealousy to one person may not feel like jealousy to another.
There comes a time when the boy of a narcissistic mother will come across to the mother as a mysterious and dangerous testosterone-filled creature.
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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.