Entries in flashback (101)

Tuesday
Mar112014

Girls (and Boys) Gone Wild: Commitment and Infidelity during Spring Break

Infidelity-- cheating, being unfaithful, or what researchers would describe as “couple members’ violations of relationship norms regarding exclusivity”-- clearly can cause negative emotions such as feelings of betrayal, hurt, and jealousy.1 With spring break (at American colleges and universities) just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to discuss how relationship commitment affects the likelihood of infidelity when partners are geographically separated and tempted by the fruit of another.

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Friday
Jan102014

Are “Open” Relationships The Hotbed For STDs That Everyone Assumes?

There seems to be a widely shared belief that anyone involved in an "open" relationship is infected with all sorts of STDs. (Want to get tested? Click here for HIV RNA testing) The assumption seems to be that if you aren't monogamous, you're a promiscuous disease spreader, right? Not so fast. The reality is actually far more complex than this, and the risks of “open” and “closed” relationships may not be as different as they are assumed to be.

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Tuesday
Dec312013

Who Are You Kissing On New Year's Eve?

This New Year’s Eve (NYE) has extra special significance for me – I am getting married! Given that this means my partner and I will have a very meaningful NYE kiss (our first as a married couple), I was reminded of this previous post on the NYE kiss. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year and an enjoyable NYE’s kiss if you choose to lock lips at midnight.

Tuesday
Dec312013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #1

And this year's #1 Editors' Choice Award goes to Sadie Leder who explains why "you're going to miss me when I'm gone."

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Tuesday
Dec312013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #2

Being single has its advantages and its disadvantages. So does being coupled. But how come single individuals AND partnered individuals vehemently defend their respective (non)relationship situations relative to the other? Samantha Joel explains.

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Monday
Dec302013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #3

Are some people more jealous than others? You betcha, and Dylan Selterman details some of his own fascinating work on the topic.  

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Monday
Dec302013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #4

Proving once again that context matters, Lisa Reddoch explains how self-esteem and odds of rejection influence the way people flirt. How you doin'?

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Sunday
Dec292013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #5

Fred Clavél explains why physical (or virtual) presence isn't enough to make someone feel supported. You have to be there when you're there.

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Sunday
Dec292013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #6

They (whoever "they" is) say you can't change partners to be what you want them to be. But can you shape them to be what they want to be? Sarah Stanton channels her inner Renaissance soul and lays out the evidence for the Michelangelo Phenomenon.

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Saturday
Dec282013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #7

Melissa Schneider breaks down the top three predictors of successful relationships. And she introduces a new acronym to boot..... 

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Saturday
Dec282013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #8

Did you know that there are rules about when you should and shouldn't decieve your partner? Dr. Helen Lee Lin does.

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Friday
Dec272013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #9

Dr. Amy Muise discusses her own research on why we do it is as important as whether we do it.  

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Friday
Dec272013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #10

My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump,
My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps.

Just which humps does he prefer -- breasts or butts? Dr. Michelle Kaufman reviews the research.

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Thursday
Dec262013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #11

Is it okay if your boyfriend follows other girls on twitter/facebook/etc.? Dr. Jennifer Harman weighs in....

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Thursday
Dec262013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #12

Things are always go more smoothly when friends and family approve of our relationships and relationship partners. But does that approval also affect our health?  Dr. Karen Blair responds with a resounding "YES". 

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Tuesday
Dec242013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #13

Talking to your kids about sex is never easy. But Dr. Charlotte Markey's tips will make it a little less awkward.

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Tuesday
Dec242013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #14

Husbands...If you only remember one thing you learned in 2013, it should be that providing sensitive support is especially important to your wife's relationships satisfaction. Jana Lembke explains why...

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Monday
Dec232013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #15

Want to be a good partner? It takes self-control, according to Dr. Brent Mattingly.

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Monday
Dec232013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #16

Breakups are tough and often one partner isn't ready to let go of the relationship. Dr. Liz Schoenfeld recounts her experiences and describes what research says about stalking that occurs after the end of a relationship.

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Sunday
Dec222013

2013 Editors' Choice Awards: #17

Do "friends with benefits" provide the same benefits as a commited relationship? You asked, and Dr. Justin Lehmiller answers.

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