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Lower Testosterone In Men Tied to More Supportive Relationships

Lower Testosterone In Men Tied to More Supportive Relationships

It is well-established that men who cooperate good-naturedly with female partners in raising and nurturing children often have lower levels of testosterone than their more aggressive and occasionally grumpy counterparts. Now a new study by two anthropologists at the University of Notre Dame examines the interaction of testosterone and men’s relationships outside of the nuclear family. […]

Acceptance, Genuine Relationships Boost Moms’ Well-Being

Acceptance, Genuine Relationships Boost Moms’ Well-Being

New research has found that unconditional acceptance by friends and authenticity in relationships play crucial roles in contributing to the well-being of mothers. In what is described as the first known study to delve into the phenomenological experience of motherhood, Dr. Suniya Luthar, a professor of psychology at Arizona State University, and postdoctoral research associate […]

Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships

Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships

A provocative new study suggests our trusted partner and confidant — the cell phone — can harm interpersonal relationships and lead to higher levels of depression. Baylor University researchers James A. Roberts, Ph.D., and Meredith David, Ph.D., conducted two separate surveys, accounting for a total of 453 adults in the U.S., with the intention of learning the […]

Humor Important for Relationships

Humor Important for Relationships

According to new research, humor and laughter may be the most effective way for men and women to initiate and develop a relationship. Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor at the University of Kansas, found that when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at […]

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

Teens and Young Adults Benefit from Quality Relationships

New research suggests it’s not just having a relationship, rather it’s the quality of a relationship that is important for the psychosocial adjustments that occur in adolescence and young adulthood. Traditionally, romantic relationships among adolescents has been frowned upon as they were believed to lead to more problems with psychosocial adjustment. On the other hand, […]

American Culture More Accepting of Same-Sex Relationships

American Culture More Accepting of Same-Sex Relationships

A new study finds that Americans’ conscious and unconscious biases against lesbian women and gay men are decreasing across all demographic groups. The finding comes on the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in all 50 states. The new study shows an accelerating trend to rapid cultural […]

Close Relationships Affect Pain Levels

A surprising new study results suggest that undergoing painful medical procedures can be more, not less, painful when a romantic partner is present. Dr. Katerina Fotopoulou of King’s College London, U.K., said, “We were interested in the role of individuals’ patterns of seeking or avoiding closeness in their relationships. We wanted to test whether this […]

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. “Our review of the literature suggests we have a mechanism in our brains designed by natural selection to pull us through […]

Laughter Can Spark New Relationships

A great way to get to know someone better is to say something that makes them laugh. Sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are doing so, suggests new research. Alan Gray of University College London discovered […]

The power of love: how relationships benefit body and mind

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we take a look at the influence that being in a relationship can have over health and well-being. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

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