In RESEARCH on August 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
Today just a video, but it REALLY is a good lecture on love. I personally believe that it is definitely worth spending 1,5h on watching it and it doesn’t require any intro.
Dr. Frank Conner presents “The Psychology of Love: Do Opposites Attract or Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together?” as part of the 2009-2010 Psychology Lecture Series at Grand Rapids Community College.
Conclusions from research presented in the recording correspond with the every-day life and can easily help us understand what is happening in our relationship. I think everyone (married/in an informal relationship/single ones…) should see it.
Again -> STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Enjoy!
In RESEARCH on August 6, 2012 at 1:49 am
Here’s a nice video by Scientific American. Thanks to this short presentation you can trace the chemical changes in the brain during different phases of romance and the process of getting attracted.
Some information presented might seem basic, but it seems good for the beginning :-D
Nicely done, informative, keeps the speed and makes difficult processes seem simple.
In RESEARCH on July 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Apparently empirical research has not been very successful at predicting which married couples are likely to separate/divorce and which married couples will stay together so far and only few researches have resulted in finding some indicators which could help with describing couples seeming to be at the greatest risk for martial dissolution.
Accordingly to Gottman and colleagues (Gottman, 1994; Gottman & Levenson, 1992) the way couples behave in conflict situations is more diagnostic of couple success than behavior in either pleasant or neutral interactions.
As I understand, this suggests that it is difficult to make up for negative interactions (in which speaker slopes isn’t significantly positive) in conflict situations between spouses, even if there are positive and pleasant interactions between partners occurring as well. Read the rest of this entry »