Category Archives: Human Behavior: Love

Helping family is key for social birds

Social birds that forgo breeding to help to raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin, a new study has found. The study, which looked at … Continue reading

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Love resides in the brain, and now we may know exactly where

Thanks to modern science, we know that love lives in the brain, not in the heart. But where in the brain is it – and is it in the same place as sexual desire? A recent international study is the … Continue reading

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Human emotions are contagious and susceptible to syncing, says new research

Human emotions are highly contagious. Seeing others’ emotional expressions such as smiles triggers often the corresponding emotional response in the observer. Such synchronization of emotional states across individuals may support social interaction: When all group members share a common emotional … Continue reading

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Why rejected people are more likely to volunteer

People who are rejected may be more likely to volunteer or give to a worthy cause, new findings have suggested. Published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the study also found individuals who feel ignored might indulge in conspicuous consumption. … Continue reading

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Being in the Zone. In relationships. New study.

Newswise — MANHATTAN, KAN. — The happiest young couples may be involved in a different kind of engagement. Young adults who easily engage in rewarding conversations with their partners are less likely to hold onto anger and stress and more … Continue reading

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Good partner relationship acts as stress buffer: study

The buffering effect of relationship satisfaction on emotional distress in couples Gun-Mette B Rosand, Kari Slinning, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Espen Roysamb and Kristian Tambs BMC Public Health 2012, 12:66 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-66 Published: 22 January 2012 Abstract (provisional) Background Marital distress and depression frequently … Continue reading

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Is comfort food self medication?

A new study indicates that many humans might be “self-medicating” when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat. In the long term, the habit may dampen down the body’s stress response, governed by the … Continue reading

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Physical appearance perfectionism scale developed

Collaborative research between psychologists at the University of Kent and China’s Zhejiang University has resulted in the development and preliminary validation of a new diagnostic measure to gauge individual differences in people’s hopes and concerns about a perfect physical appearance. … Continue reading

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Friendship, timing key differences between US, Eastern European love

Los Angeles, CA (AUGUST 17, 2011) The importance of friendship in romantic love and the time it takes to perceive falling in love are two key differences in how residents in the US, Lithuania and Russia see romantic love, according … Continue reading

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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

San Francisco, CA – One of the most tragic consequences of dementia is that loved ones are faced with a psychological loss - and not physical one. The loss created by dementia remains ambiguous and without closure. Family members become … Continue reading

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