Some directive parenting may do a child good

Past research has overlooked the value of directive parenting, say researchers. That term describes pushing a child to take risks, explore, and persevere.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parents childrens-health relationships society-and-culture

Playing hard to get may make you seem hotter

Playing hard to get may actually work, researchers say. But it can totally backfire if you take it too far, they warn.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: emotions relationships featured society-and-culture social-lives

Reading your partner’s emotions can backfire

Reading your partner's emotions can be good for the relationship, but not when contempt and anger come into play, research finds.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: anger emotions relationships featured society-and-culture social-lives perception

The 2008 recession made married couples argue

Research shows the last big recession led to more arguments in marriages. The finding comes as couples face financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics money emotions relationships marriage society-and-culture

How couples survive financial stress

Many couples are feeling the financial pinch of COVID-19. But there are ways to keep the stress from harming relationships.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 stress money relationships society-and-culture

You’re probably wrong about mom’s favorite kid

Though it can be a tough thing to admit, parents really do have favorite kids. But their adult children are usually wrong about which sibling mom favors.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: parents mothers families relationships society-and-culture siblings

Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation

Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.

Inga Popovaite, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Iowa • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: psychology mars isolation self-isolation space-exploration relationships space-travel sociology gender-roles space-mission group-dynamics group-behaviour team-work domestic-duties

12 tips to get couples through staying at home

Experts have 12 tips for couples navigating the new reality of staying at home and social distancing. One tip? Make sure you're getting enough time alone.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~14 min

Tags: covid-19 relationships health-and-medicine

Stay-at-home orders intensify domestic violence fears

Stay-at-home orders offer the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But for those dealing with domestic violence, home is not always a safe place.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 abuse relationships health-and-medicine violence

Isolating together is challenging – and relationship stresses can affect biological functioning

A study found the emotional dynamic between young heterosexual partners can have a measurable physiological effect on men, but not on women.

Hannah L. Schacter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  psychology  sleep  young-adults  relationships  romantic-relationships  romantic-partners  los-angeles  heart-rate  developmental-psychology  intimacy

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