Relationships

The Buffer Zone: Romance and Insecurity

Let’s call them Linda and Max. They’ve been a committed couple for some years now, but Max brings a lot of emotional baggage to the relationship. Previous girlfriends treated him shabbily, and as a result he’s insecure about Linda, not entirely convinced she loves him. On occasion this persistent fretting More

Relationship Satisfaction Linked with Changing Use of Contraception

Women’s sexual satisfaction in long-term heterosexual relationships may be influenced by changes in hormonal contraceptive use, research from the University of Stirling shows. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, was carried out by researchers from the universities of Stirling, Glasgow, Newcastle, Northumbria More

Good Results Are Worth the Wait. Self-Control Will Get You There.

Entrepreneur: The ability to manage our emotions and exert self-control is considered one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence and a key predictor of personal and professional success. Yet, it doesn’t take a marshmallow test to figure out that most of us are not that great at behavioral self-control. Plans More

Marriage and Poverty

Inside Higher Ed: In today’s Academic Minute, Matthew Johnson of the State University of New York at Binghamton explores the link between poverty and marriage stability. Johnson is a professor of psychology at Binghamton and director of the university’s Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory. Read the whole story: Inside Higher More