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October 20, 2014

Brief Interactions May Offer Clues of Infidelity

In a recent Personal Relationships study, observers were able to accurately identify people who were cheating on their romantic dating partner after viewing a short 3- to 4-min video of the couple interacting. Impressions of commitment and trustworthiness seemed to play a role.

June 17, 2011

The Way You Relate To Your Partner Can Affect Your Long-Term Mental and Physical Health, Study Shows

The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships.

February 01, 2011

Arranged Unions and Distrust: The Influence of Parental Choice on Mate Guarding

Groningen, The Netherlands —February 1, 2011— Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate. This is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease. The authors of a new study published in Personal Relationships have discovered that this behavior is more common in societies which practice arranged marriages or in cultures that place a high value on parental influence in the choice of mate for their children. Furthermore, the authors comment on the fact that mate guarding is not an exclusively male phenomenon, and women can be just as forceful in protecting their monogamous relationships.

August 17, 2010

The Importance of Workplace Relationships Post- Retirement

More than ever, as people grow older they are maintaining and nurturing work relationships as a primary part of their social network

May 24, 2010

It’s The Little Things: Everyday Gratitude as a Booster Shot for Romantic Relationships

Showing gratitude in personal relationships strengthens bond

December 15, 2009

The Importance of Attractiveness Depends on Where You Live

Good Looking People More Socially Connected in Urban Areas

October 05, 2009

Violent Upbringing May Lead to Domestic Violence

A Violent Childhood Affects Adult, Romantic Relationship Dynamics