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After a tough day at work, do you come back home feeling generally irritated or needing some quality time alone? Find out how your reactions to workplace stress can affect your family life, too.... Read more »
Repetti, R., Wang, S., & Saxbe, D. (2009) Bringing It All Back Home: How Outside Stressors Shape Families' Everyday Lives. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(2), 106-111. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2009.01618.x
Does studying relationships change the relationships being studied? Not surprisingly, yes. However, precisely how relationship research alters its participants’ relationships is still a matter of debate. A recent paper from Hughes and Surra (2000) offers some interesting answers…... Read more »
Hughes, D., & Surra, C. (2000) The Reported Influence of Research Participation on Premarital Relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62(3), 822-832. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2000.00822.x
Can you tell when others show interest in you? You might not be the only one…find out more.... Read more »
Place, S., Todd, P., Penke, L., & Asendorpf, J. (2009) The Ability to Judge the Romantic Interest of Others. Psychological Science, 20(1), 22-26. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02248.x
Research acknowledges having a pleasurable sex life is important for relationship satisfaction (Michael, et al, 1994). Find out how and why couples engage in emotional work to bring their actual sexual feelings in line with how they think they should be feeling about sex.... Read more »
Sinikka Elliott, & Debra Umberson. (2008) The Performance of Desire: Gender and Sexual Negotiation in Long-Term Marriages. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(2), 391-406. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00489.x
Should we be more optimistic? The answer if yes, if we listen to others...find out why.... Read more »
David A. Armor, Cade Massey, & Aaron M. Sackett. (2008) Prescribed Optimism: Is It Right to Be Wrong About the Future?. Psychological Science, 19(4), 329-331. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02089.x
Attitudes about racial and ethnic groups can influence decisions about whom you choose to date, but did you know that dating behaviors may impact your attitudes as well. Read more.... Read more »
S. Levin, P. L. Taylor, & E. Caudle. (2007) Interethnic and interracial dating in college: A longitudinal study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24(3), 323-341. DOI: 10.1177/0265407507077225
Never married people tend to be with other never married people. Divorced people tend to be with other divorced people. Why do we tend toward marital history homogamy?... Read more »
Bumpass, L., & Sweet, J. (1972) Differentials in marital instability:1970. American Sociological Review, 754-766.
Gerstel, N. (1987) Divorce and stigma. Social Problems, 172-186.
Kalmijn, M. (1998) Intermarriage and homogamy: Causes, patterns, trends. Annual Review of Sociology, 395-421.
Lugaila, T.A. (1998) Marital status and living arrangements. CPS Report, 20-514.
H ONO. (2005) Marital history homogamy between the divorced and the never married among non-Hispanic whites. Social Science Research, 34(2), 333-356. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2004.04.002
N Wolfinger. (2003) Family structure homogamy: The effects of parental divorce on partner selection and marital stability. Social Science Research, 32(1), 80-97. DOI: 10.1016/S0049-089X(02)00014-5
Humor can help couples enhance their relationships and also help to resolve problems. But there are some types of humor that are more helpful than others. Find out more.... Read more »
LORNE CAMPBELL, ROD A. MARTIN, & JENNIE R. WARD. (2008) An observational study of humor use while resolving conflict in dating couples. Personal Relationships, 15(1), 41-55. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2007.00183.x
Eye contact may help focus our attention on persons who are expressing interest in us. Or is this answer too simplistic? Read more.... Read more »
C.A. Conway, B.C. Jones, L.M. DeBruine, & A.C. Little. (2008) Evidence for adaptive design in human gaze preference. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275(1630), 63-69. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1073
Did you know that the politics and the economy can influence who you are attracted to? A recent study explains why the sociopolitical environment may be affecting your love life.... Read more »
Grace Lau, Aaron C Kay, & Steven J Spencer. (2008) Loving Those Who Justify Inequality: The Effects of System Threat on Attraction to Women Who Embody Benevolent Sexist Ideals. Psychological Science, 19(1), 20-21. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02040.x
The nice guy stereotype argues that women often say they wish to date kind, sensitive men, but in reality, still choose to date jerks over nice guys. Is the stereotype true?... Read more »
D Buss, & M Barnes. (1986) Preferences in human mate selection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50(3), 559-570.
Geoffrey Urbaniak, & Peter R Kilmann. (2006) Niceness and Dating Success: A Further Test of the Nice Guy Stereotype. Sex Roles, 55(3-4), 209-224. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-006-9075-2
This research takes the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses" to a whole new level. New research published in a recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that good sex doesn't take as long as you think (as long as you ask the man).... Read more »
Eric Corty, & Jenay M Guardiani. (2008) Canadian and American Sex Therapists' Perceptions of Normal and Abnormal Ejaculatory Latencies: How Long Should Intercourse Last?. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5(5), 1251-1256. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00797.x
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