Stanford University researchers have identified 5 categories of anxiety and depression that cut across the current diagnoses, and aim to provide more effective treatment for millions of people who suffer with these issues. Sometimes people with these difficulties, as well as the professionals who diagnose and treat these problems, have a hard time identifying the difficulty with which they’re dealing. The identified categories are: (more…)
Sexual intimacy changes over time and in the heat of an early relationship, sex can occur daily or at least several times a week, but over time passions cool and sex happens a lot less often. According to a study of more than 25,000 people published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, two-thirds of them either married or in a long-term romantic relationship, on average, benefits maxed out at sex about once a week. (more…)
People usually think of death as a depressing fact of life, but a study in the Journal of Positive Psychology (11 January 2017) found that when we appreciate that our life is limited, it offers us an opportunity to focus on what’s good in our life and to make the most of the days we do have, which makes us happier.
How can you tell if someone is interested and flirting with you? Look at what they say and do – but look carefully because the signs are subtle and maybe different than what you expect. Researcher Jeffrey Hall at the University of Kansas has identified 36 verbal and nonverbal actions that show whether you’re interested in another person… (more…)
Even though women and men usually focus on their differences, according to UNC psychology professor Zlatan Krizan, who analyzed over 100 studies including more than 12 million people, there’s almost an 80% overlap for 75% of our psychological characteristics. In reality, men and women are much more alike than different when it comes to IQ, personality traits, well-being, satisfaction in life, stress, morality, etc. (more…)
According to psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of ‘The Science of Happily Ever After,’ unfortunately only about 30% of couples who marry will create and maintain a long-term happy and healthy marriage. Tolstoy wrote that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, but the happy ones are happy in ways they share in common. (more…)