Entries in journal of social and personal relationships (92)

Thursday
Jul192018

Wandering Eyes Perceive More Threats: Relationship Matters Podcast 77

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 77 “The wandering eye perceives more threats”: Dr Angela Neal talks about how anger builds within a relationship as people project their own attraction towards other people onto their partners’ and how this projection alters their perceptions of their partner’s attraction to others; increasing the perceived threat to the relationship. Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Jul122018

Feeling Bad When Your Partner is Away: Relationship Matters Podcast 76

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 76 “Feeling bad when your partner is away”: Dr Nathalie Meuwly discusses her recent study which explores the correlation between attachment insecurity and peoples negative cognitions and dysfunctional affect regulation when faced with potential relationship threats. Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Jul052018

Influencing Your Partner's Health: Relationship Matters Podcast 75

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 75 “Responses to intimate partners to attempts to change”: Dr Kieran Sullivan talks about her recent paper on her research on the effectiveness of intimate partners’ attempts to influence health behaviour through social control. Read the associated article here.  

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Thursday
Jun282018

Distance of Memories and Relationship Satisfaction: Relationship Matters Podcast 74

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 74 “Relationship satisfaction and the subjective distance of past relational events”: Professor Anne Wilson discusses her recent study on how current relationship satisfaction impacts on subjective temporal distance of memories. Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Jun212018

Reducing Jealousy through Touch: Relationship Matters Podcast 73

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 73 “Touch reduces romantic jealousy in the anxiously attached”: Kaylyn Kim talks about her research on touch as a way to reduce romantic jealousy in anxiously attached partners.Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Jun142018

Sexual Victimization Risk: Relationship Matters Podcast 72

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 72 “Cognitive processes underlying the self-other perspective in women’s judgements of sexual victimisation risk”: Dr Jenny Rinehart discusses her study on how women perceive risk of sexual victimisation for themselves and for others and the cognitive processes involved.Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Jun072018

What Does It Mean to Feel Loved?: Relationship Matters Podcast 71

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 71 “What does it mean to feel loved?”: Dr Saeideh Heshmati of Pennsylvania State University, explains the findings of her recent study on individual and shared opinions on what makes people feel loved using cultural consensus theory.Read the associated article here 

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Thursday
May312018

Marriage as a Training Ground: Relationship Matters Podcast 70

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 70 “Marriage as a training ground”: Dr Tila Pronk of Tilburg University, discusses her paper which looks at whether partners’ levels of self-control and forgiveness change in the first four years of marriage.Read the associated article here

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Thursday
May242018

Swiping Me Off My Feet on Tinder: Relationship Matters Podcast 69

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 69 “Swiping me off my feet: Explicating relationship initiation on Tinder”: Professor Leah E. LeFebvre of the University of Wyoming, talks about her paper which delves into how mobile dating apps like Tinder are changing how relationship initiating functions.Read the associated article here

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Thursday
May172018

Support Differences in Female Friendships: Relationship Matters Podcast 68

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 68 “Widening the Gap: Support gaps in same race versus different race female friendship dyads”: Professor Sharde Davis of the University of Connecticut, discusses her research on the differences in support in female friendships observed among friends from a similar racial background and those from differing racial backgrounds. Read the associated article here.  

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Thursday
May102018

The Cost of Support: Relationship Matters Podcast 67

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 67 “Circumnavigating the cost of support: Variations in cortisol as a function of self-efficacy and support visibility”: Dr Erin Crockett talks about her study into the visibility of support and its impact on cortisol and stress levels in people with high and low self-efficacy.Read the associated article here 

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Thursday
May032018

Changes in Compassionate Love: Relationship Matters Podcast 66

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 66 “Changes in older couples’ compassionate love over a year: The roles of gender, health, and attachment avoidance”: Dr Allen Sabey discusses his research on the changes in compassionate love in older couples over time as well the impact of health. Read the associated article here.  

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Thursday
Apr192018

Need Satisfaction and Growth in Mothers: Relationship Matters Podcast 64

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 64 “The association between basic need satisfaction in relationship and personal growth among lesbian and heterosexual mothers”: Dr Geva Shenkman discusses his fascinating research comparing the personal growth and basic needs satisfaction in relationships of heterosexual and lesbian mothers. Read the associated article here.  

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Thursday
Apr122018

Reactions to a Dominant Partner, Implications for Satisfaction: Relationship Matters Podcast 63

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 63 “Negative affective reaction to partner’s dominant behavior influences satisfaction with romantic relationship”: Dr Gentiana Sadikaj from McGill University, Montreal discusses her recent article on how dominant behaviour can cause a negative effect on the partner by and then how that can affect the relationship quality. Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Apr052018

Volatility in Daily Relationship Quality: Relationship Matters Podcast 62

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 62 “Volatility in daily relationship quality”: Ashley Cooper from Florida State University from the Utah State University discusses her recent article about how volatility in relationship quality and its attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance. Read the associated article here 

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Thursday
Mar292018

Resilience among Marginalized Family Members: Relationship Matters Podcast 61

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 61 “The communicative process of resilience for marginalized family members: Dr Elizabeth Dorrance Hall from the Utah State University discusses her recent article about her study on marginalised family members and their resilience. Read the associated article here 

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Thursday
Mar222018

External Stress and Relationship Satisfaction Does Everyone React the Same?: Relationship Matters Podcast 60

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 60 “Who suffers from stress? Action-state orientation moderates the effect of external stress on relationship satisfaction: Dr Sabine Backes from the University of Zurich discusses her recent article which explores how stress plays out in relationships; comparing the different impacts of external stress on relationships of action-orientated and state-oriented people. Read the associated article here

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Thursday
Mar152018

Anticipating Change and Relationship Quality: Relationship Matters Podcast 59

Relationship Matters Podcast Number 59 “People they are a changin’: the links between anticipating change and romantic relationship quality”: Anika Cloutier from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada discusses how people’s relationships change over time; and how anticipating a future where themselves and their partner either both change in a similar way, or both stay the same can enable a higher relationship quality between them. Read the associated article here.

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Thursday
Feb222018

Cyberbullying: Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Tweets are What Really Hurt Me

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 unequal in power, and occurs through electronic technologies”.1 Few could argue with her urging of the world’s leaders to focus on this issue; the media is ripe with gut-wrenching stories of young (and old) people whose lives have been devastated by digital bullies. 

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Friday
Nov102017

Some Things You Know You Have Before They’re Gone

A wise man (with amazing hair) once crooned “don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”. The statement’s intended interpretation is that we often take for granted the positive characteristics of our romantic partners up until the moment the relationship is lost.

But is it possible that there are some things we do know we have before we’ve lost them, and that we go out of our way to hang on tight? In a recent study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Joshua Oltmanns, Patrick Markey, and Juliana French hypothesized just that. Specifically, they argued that people in relationships are especially in tune how their own physical attractiveness stacks up relative to their partner.1 And when an individual perceives their partner is the relatively more attractive one, they will do things, subtly and not so subtly, to keep their hotter partner all to themselves.

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