What can you learn from a person’s gaze? Apparently, a lot. Researchers asked male and female participants to look at photos of couples or opposite-sex individuals and indicate whether the photos elicited lust (i.e., sexual desire) or love. Eye tracking software determined … [Read more...] about Love or Lust?: Follow the Eyes
We’ve written previously that fatherhood is associated with decreased levels of testosterone in dads (except for when a testosterone boost might come in handy). For the most part, the general belief has been that the dads’ lower testosterone limits their impulses to mate … [Read more...] about Kids vs. Scantily Clad Women: Which Do New Dads Prefer and Why?
Parents of college students regularly find themselves in quite a bind – they have to figure out that delicate balance between being an authority figure while simultaneously respecting their kids’ increasing independence. This is because typical college students, as well as other … [Read more...] about Because I Said So…At Least Until You Say So: Parental Authority Over College-Aged Kids
As a relationship researcher and college instructor I often have conversations with students who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships. More often than not, I direct or escort students to our local campus counseling and mental health center. But there are times … [Read more...] about We Suck. I Suck. Let’s Do Shots!: When Do Relationships Affect Drinking Behaviors?
“The next time you’re opening presents will be at your baby shower.” My mother-in-law (MIL) spoke these words to me the day after my wife and I were married and we were opening wedding gifts. Admittedly, my experience is not unique; I know of others who felt pressured to have … [Read more...] about Childfree and Carefree? It Depends on Your Nationality