How Relationships Begin Today

A recently published American study by Cacioppo and colleagues (2013) analysed responses from nearly 20,000 people who married between 2005 and 2012. They found that more than one-third of marriages in America now begin on-line. As for the satisfaction – In comparison with more traditional off-line meeting, the on-line couples expressed greater marital satisfaction and …

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Interesting link between stress and attachment

You probably have heard of the nature-nurture debate. In the last decade or so, researchers have come to better understand the field of epigenetics and below is an interesting example of this in the link between stress and attachment. Research indicated that rats raised by mothers who groom and lick them are later better able to …

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One view on smoking

Why people cannot stop smoking? What’s so hard about it? A 2012 USA study has now shown that ‘nicotine dependent’ participants, i.e. people addicted to smoking, are vulnerable to feeling a loss of self-control, to having an external locus of control. The study also found that smoking a cigarette had a double effect, improving mood …

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