Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hugs improve a bad day

https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-hugs-make-us-feel-good-according-science-interpersonal-touch-psychological-stress-social-conflict To investigate this more generalised aspect of hugging, a team led by psychologist Michael Murphy from Carnegie Mellon University studied 404 healthy adult men and women, who were interviewed every evening by phone for 14 consecutive days. During the interviews, volunteers were asked to discuss their experiences of social conflict during

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#Why #Stay #Bad #Relationships

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dating-and-mating/201705/the-good-reasons-we-stay-in-bad-relationships Common mechanisms which help to maintain our relationships are “partner-enhancement” and “positive illusions.” Both terms refer to the fact that we tend to see our romantic partners positively, sometimes unrealistically so (Morry et al., 2010; Conley et al., 2009). In both gay and lesbian as well as heterosexual couples, those

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