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2010-07-13 18:19:50

Employees who feel entitled in the workplace are more apt to be frustrated on the job and lash out at their co-workers, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. Conducted by Paul Harvey, assistant professor of management at UNH, the research is presented in the latest issue of the journal Human Relations in the article "Frustration-based outcomes of entitlement and the influence of supervisor communication." Harvey and co-author Kenneth Harris, assistant professor of...

2010-07-07 17:24:23

Here's a way to tell a romantic relationship is going to fall apart: find out what people really think about their partners. The researchers in a new study used a so-called implicit task, which shows how people automatically respond to words "“ in this case, whether they find it easier to link words referring to their partner to words with pleasant or unpleasant meanings. Most research on relationship success has focused on how the people in the relationship feel about each other. And...

2010-06-21 20:44:01

In a new Biological Psychiatry article, Dr. Regina Sullivan and colleagues have dissected the behavior of mother rats and their infant pups, modeling nurturing by stroking and abuse with electric shock. In this animal model of infant abuse, they took into consideration the unique infant neurobehavioral learning attachment system that ensures infant rats' attachment to their caregiver regardless of the quality of care received. Upon this background, the pups responded to a natural maternal...

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2010-05-24 07:40:00

Our busy lives sometimes feel like they are spinning out of control, and we lose track of the little things we can do to add meaning to our lives and make our loved ones feel appreciated. A new article in Personal Relationships points the way to the methods of gratitude we can use to give a boost to our romantic relationships, and help us achieve and maintain satisfaction with our partners. Humans are interdependent, with people doing things for each other all the time. Simply because a...

2010-05-03 13:40:51

It can be difficult for parents of teenagers to come to terms with the fact their kids may have sex, particularly given widespread concerns about the consequences of teen sexual activity. In fact, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that many parents think that their children aren't interested in sex "“ but that everyone else's kids are. "Parents I interviewed had a very hard time thinking about their own teen children as sexually desiring subjects," says Dr. Sinikka...

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2010-04-07 08:39:55

Women still want a relationship while men value independence, whether they're dating or hooking up As hooking up takes over from dating as a means of heterosexual interaction on university campuses, more women than men continue to prefer dating whereas more men than women rate hooking up above dating. Both genders however perceive similar benefits and risks to dating and hooking up. Carolyn Bradshaw from James Madison University in Virginia, US, and colleagues explored the reasons that...

2010-03-31 11:46:13

Universite de Montreal study rethinks attachment theory Montreal -- A new study has found that fathers give toddlers more leeway and that allows them to actively explore their environments, according to a new study on parent-child attachment published in Early Child Development and Care. Daniel Paquette, a professor at the Universit© de Montr©al School of Psychoeducation, says the 'activation theory' is just as important as the 'attachment theory.' The latter was the prevailing...

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2010-03-15 14:10:00

Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests. A new study examined how dating relationships were affected by the ability of people to see themselves clearly and objectively, act in ways consistent with their beliefs, and interact honestly and truthfully with others. In other words, the ability to follow the words of William Shakespeare: "to thine own self be true," said Amy Brunell, lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio...

2010-03-09 11:20:26

MU researcher provides safe alternative to medical treatments According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who engage in regular sexual activity gain several health benefits, such as longer lives, healthier hearts, lower blood pressure, and lower risk of breast cancer.  However, approximately 33 percent of women may not receive these benefits due to low sexual desire. Also, the marriages of women with low sexual desire may also be at risk, given a recent statistic that 25 percent...

2010-03-06 10:07:42

In a new study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, researchers find that people are not in agreement about what constitutes "Ëœhaving sex'. The study compiled results from a random telephone survey of 204 adult men and 282 adult women ages 18 to 96. Participants were asked to explain what sexual behaviors fit the description of "Ëœhaving sex'. Researchers found no consensus on an actual description. Study results: 95 percent said that penile-vaginal...


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