Let’s play a quick word association game – read each word or phrase below and say the first thing that comes to mind. Here we go… Doctor: ? Tree: ? Pulp: ? The Glass is Half: ? Bondage-Discipline, Dominance-Submission, Sadism-Masochism: ? Okay, so that last one … [Read more...] about Bring Out the Gimp: Personality & BDSM
The notion that people prefer similar others is as empirically-validated a research finding as they come in our field (see here, for example). Similar people make us feel better about ourselves, and who doesn’t like somebody that makes us feel better about ourselves? In fact, the … [Read more...] about I Dislike the Dog that Likes the Rabbit that I Dislike: Why Do We Like Some People but Dislike Others?
My daughter is 4 years old, and has proven to very evasive when asked about her daily life at the Montessori she attends daily. A typical dinner conversation will go something like this: Me: How was your day? Her: Boring. Me: What did you do? Who’d you play with? Her: … [Read more...] about Note to Parents of Adolescent Kids: Stay Out if You Want “In”
Last week we were fortunate to publish a post on cohabitation guest-authored by two of the foremost experts on the topic. Their research addresses one of the more controversial and hotly-debated patterns of findings in the relationship science world: the marriages of couples that … [Read more...] about Two’s Company. But Is It Necessarily Bad Company?
(This article was adapted from the book Science of Relationships: Experts Answer Your Questions about Dating, Marriage, & Family.) When most people hear the word discipline in the context of parenting, they often think of punishment, which generally involves the … [Read more...] about Common Punishment Techniques: Do They Work?