In situations of intimate partner violence, not knowing what will come next is sometimes a stronger predictor of a woman's health outcomes than violence frequency and severity, research at UT Health San Antonio suggests.
BYU psychology professor Wendy Birmingham's lab used an infrared camera that measured pupil width to track people's response to stressful events in real-time.
A sizeable number of Canadian adults are either in or would like to be in an open relationship, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Researchers from Florida State University found that maximizing men -- those who seek to make the 'best' choice -- who had attractive wives were more satisfied at the start of their marriages than maximizing men who had less attractive wives, and maximizing women who had high status husbands experienced less steep declines in satisfaction over time than maximizing women who had low status husbands.
Military couples look forward to joyful reunions after long deployments, but difficulties may lie ahead. A study with more than 500 couples in the months after homecoming offers guidance on how and when to help. University of Illinois communication professor Leanne Knobloch, the lead author, notes that military couples are "incredibly resilient," and military branches offer support services, but the study results may help with the design of resources and programs.
An Australian survey of 709 mobile phone users (aged 18 to 83), led by Queensland University of Technology, has found one in five women and one in eight men are losing sleep due to bad phone habits. The study identified other rising 'technoference' impacts, including physical aches and pains, and found 24% of women and 15% of men are now classified as "problematic users".
Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents' confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, a professor in the UBC Okanagan's School of Social Work, worked with Boston Children's Hospital postdoctoral fellow Adeline Wyman Battalen and David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, to test the validity of the commonly-used Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale (TAPS).
UNLV study provides an in-depth look at new fathers' experiences with PPD.
Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of love in television series, young people express a preference for traditional gender stereotypes, reveals a study conducted to identify gender and love stereotypes displayed by young people compared to those they prefer in fictional television series in three Iberian-American countries: Colombia, Spain and Venezuela.