Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics gender jobs money relationships stereotypes society-and-culture

Bruised masculinity can backfire in 2 ways

New research used false feedback to gauge the effect of threatened masculinity on men's relationships. The results aren't pretty.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender relationships society-and-culture

‘Sexy mindset’ makes partners seem hotter

Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: relationships sex featured science-and-technology society-and-culture social-lives attraction

Perfectionism may drive some ‘helicopter’ parents

New research links perfectionism and over-parenting. The effects of this "helicopter" parenting include psychological distress, narcissism, and alcohol and drug use.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: parents young-adults families relationships society-and-culture

Dementia caregiver depression grows over time

A new diagnosis of Alzheimer's or related dementia is associated with a 30% increase in depression symptoms for the caregiver, research finds.

Liz Goodfellow-Futurity • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease depression dementia relationships health-and-medicine caregivers

Public health orders up intimate partner violence risks

Stay-at-home orders, critical to ensuring public health during the pandemic, have a major impact on families experiencing intimate partner violence.

Barri Bronston-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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

Young dolphins pick friends with purpose

Dolphins don't just randomly choose their friends. Like some people, they pick childhood pals that will set them up for success as adults.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: relationships friends dolphins science-and-technology social-lives

Almost 50% of teens report stalking or harassment by partner

Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers abuse relationships society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Marriage isn’t a ticket to happiness

Finding happiness "may be less about the marriage and more about the mindset," according to research with older adults.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: happiness relationships marriage society-and-culture social-lives divorce

Your top 3 ideal qualities in a partner aren’t so unique

"...we want partners who have positive qualities, but the qualities you specifically list do not actually have special predictive power for you."

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: internet personality relationships society-and-culture

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