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Are Sex And Religion Natural Enemies?

An interesting research study (Förster, Epstude, & Özelsel, 2009) found that asking people to think about sex subsequently improved their performance on analytical tasks requiring attention to detail. Getting them to think about love improved their performance on creative tasks. The underlying theory is that people think about sex in concrete and specific ways involving the […]

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How Does Your Age Difference Affect Your Relationship?

How many years are between you and your significant other? Age differences in dating-relationships – and in marriage – are often a hot button topic for couples who are navigating 5, 10, or more years between them. The privilege of similar-aged couples is they might rarely think about this question; but the struggle for adult dating couples, […]

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What to Do if it Happens to You?

Sexual Harassment: Washington County Commissioner Accused of Sexual Harassment.  Portage County Sheriff’s Major Accused of Sexual Harassment, Resigns.  UC Berkeley Fires Assistant Professor Blake Wentworth After Sexual Harassment Probe.  These are just a sample of news headlines over the past week.  Sexual harassment is obviously alive and well in America.

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Oxytocin is released to enhance a romantic relationship, this might not always be the case, a new study reveals

When you notice your partner is less interested than you are, your brain may send out a hormone that can help you fix the relationship. Oxytocin is often called the “love hormone” or “cuddle chemical,” but American and Norwegian researchers have found out that it may as well be called a “crisis hormone.” “When people […]

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Alexithymia: Emotional Disconnect Challenges Marriages

Communication problems with a spouse or partner often lead to problems. Now, a new study discovers that some couples are unable to share or even understand their own emotions, a condition that can lead to additional stress. This condition of having difficulty sharing and understanding emotional issues is a personality trait called alexithymia.

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