We often turn to those closest to us for support when confronted with difficult situations. When financial trouble strikes, we turn to family for financial help (i.e., tangible/material support). Or, when things at work drive us crazy we turn to our partners, sometimes for advice … [Read more...] about “Being There” vs. Being There: Social Support is More Than Just a Friendly Face
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Talking about one’s sexual history is an important part of new partners’ communication with each other. After all, they say that you’re not only having sex with this new person, but with everyone he or she has had sex with too (sort of a “six degrees of … [Read more...] about Sex, Lies, and…Bogus Pipelines?
Men’s fascination with women’s butts and breasts is well known. They will often debate the qualities of each feature when together in a locker room or at a bar. But did you know there is actually empirical research on whether men prefer booty or boobs? In a series of … [Read more...] about Is He a Butt or a Breast Man?: Eye Fixations and Men’s Hump Preference
Editors note: This is reposted from Melissa Schneider's blog whereisthisgoing.us. Melissa writes for ScienceOfRelationships.com regularly, but also has her own awesome site about relationship research. As someone who takes comfort in reducing highly complex human … [Read more...] about Math Nerd Announcement: A Breakup Equation For Lovers
When people ask me what I do, I talk about being a professor and a social psychologist, but first and foremost I am a scientist, though probably not the type with a white lab coat and microscopes you had in mind. My colleagues and I use scientific perspectives and methods to … [Read more...] about The Scientist (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Replications)