Having "hand" (a.k.a., power) and being the person with least interest in a relationship was recently discussed in one of our recent posts ("Who has the upper hand? Power, Sex, and Seinfeld"). Why is it that some people have power? Does it mean that the fate of the relationship … [Read more...] about Power in Relationships: Predictors and Outcomes
As most people know, there are persistent barriers and biases that women face in scientific disciplines. But could their relationships be one of them? New research that will be appearing in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin highlights the conflict between the … [Read more...] about Science “OR” Relationships?
Some research is just too cool; here’s a now classic study worth sharing. For a long time scientists have been curious about the link between empathy and pain. In particular, people use so-called “mirror neurons” to help interpret what others are experiencing, to help remember … [Read more...] about Feeling Your Pain, Quite Literally
In a previous post we talked about why celebrities cheat in their relationships. But what about the rest of the world? Why would "normal people" cheat? Certainly there are many things that contribute to relationship infidelity. One potential contributing factor is that one’s … [Read more...] about Looking to Grow Elsewhere: Self-Expansion and Attention to Alternatives
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…two guys walk into a psychology experiment. They get their picture taken, give a saliva sample, and then are thrown in a steel cage to fight to the death for the affections of an attractive female. Ok, that last part is a bit of a stretch. In the … [Read more...] about Getting the Girl: The Influence of Testosterone and Dominance