A study looks at the chemistry of couples engaged in different activities.
- Leisure activities can help release more oxytocin, say researchers.
- Oxytocin is a hormone linked to social and sexual interaction.
- Couples who took art classes and played board games together released oxytocin.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
Research says we overestimate the risk of truthtelling.
- A new study looks at assumptions that telling the truth is dangerous
- Telling the truth and getting along are not mutually exclusive
- Being more honest can lead to more enjoyable, better relationships
Economic necessity and growing isolation are making some middle-class families try coparenting, explains author Alissa Quart.
- Economic necessity and growing isolation are making some middle-class families try coparenting, explains author Alissa Quart.
- Is the practice of sharing living spaces and parenting responsibilities across families a depressing trend or a "revolutionary" adaptation?
A recent study reflects that men view their female friends differently than women view their male friends – but by a pretty insignificant margin.
A recent study in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science reveals that heterosexual men and women may view opposite-sex friends differently from one another. In particular, men in the study were more likely than women to report being attracted to their opposite-sex friends – but not by much.