By Dr. Dylan Selterman - University of Maryland Think back to a time when you felt betrayed. What did the person do? Did they confess? How did you feel? Why do you think you felt that way? In a new paper, my colleagues (Amy Moors and Sena Koleva) and I wanted to figure … [Read more...] about What Did I Do Wrong? Understanding Relationship Betrayal
By Dr. Marni Amsellem Photo Credit: TVline.com“What should we do for dinner tonight, honey?” Chances are you regularly factor your partner into many of your typical daily activities. The two of you have likely fallen into some lifestyle patterns together, for better or … [Read more...] about The Couple Who Diets Together: How Your Partner Influences Your Weight Loss
In September of 2017, Melania Trump gave a speech to the United Nations in which she spoke out against the harms caused by individuals who engage in cyberbullying, or “intentional aggressive behavior that is carried out repeatedly, occurs between a perpetrator and victim who are … [Read more...] about Cyberbullying: Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Tweets are What Really Hurt Me
The issue: People have a need to feel autonomous (i.e., they need to feel like they are doing something because they want to and not because someone forced them to).1 When people are dominant, they try to take control of the situation, which may make others feel less … [Read more...] about The Downside of Having a Dominant Relationship Partner
It’s the end of a long day, you’ve had a goal to exercise a few times a week, and you’re trying to decide if you’re going to go for a run tonight. You’re in a romantic relationship and you think about how your romantic partner made you a healthy dinner last night. Do you a) … [Read more...] about Do Romantic Partners Help or Hurt Goal Pursuit?