Measuring any personality trait is a tricky business, and attachment security is no exception. As I mentioned before in this post on attachment, sometimes a person could have a mild or moderate level of insecurity, which is quite different from being extremely insecure. It … [Read more...] about Measuring Attachment Security – A Little Or A Lot?
Nuts & Bolts
Please note that the t-shirts purchasable in our Swag Shop do not come with pheromones. You must supply your own (or ask your partner to loan you some). * * * “Do you wanna smell my sweaty t-shirt?” That doesn’t sound like a very good pickup line … [Read more...] about Dude, You Stink So Good
"To continue down the long, well-lit path, turn to page 63. To take a shortcut through the dark alleyway, turn to page 107." Those of us who were kids in the 1980s and 1990s have fond memories of these interactive, second-person narratives, in which you, the reader, get to … [Read more...] about Choose Your Own (Romantic) Adventure: A New Way to Study Relationship Choices
Rejecting attractive alternatives (as Homer and Marge Simpson have done over the years) is one factor that predicts longevity and commitment in relationships. In committed relationships, choosing to limit attention to other attractive partners is beneficial for the relationship. … [Read more...] about Forbidden Fruit: Do We Want Who We Can’t Have?
One thing that distinguishes ScienceOfRelationships.com from other sites is the fact that we base all of our articles on published research. But, have you ever wondered “how’d they do that” when reading one of the research findings we’ve reported on? Sometimes learning how things … [Read more...] about How’d They Do That?: The Nuts & Bolts of Relationship Research