Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Publisher
SAGE Publications
History
1984-present
Website
http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal200790
Impact factor
1.049 (2010)

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Why 'playing hard to get' may actually work

We tend to like people who like us—a basic human trait that psychologists have termed "reciprocity of attraction." This principle generally works well to start relationships because it reduces the likelihood of rejection. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

A budding relationship or just a one-night stand? The difference may not be immediately obvious, least of all to those directly involved. However, sex helps initiate romantic relationships between potential partners, a new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Parental conflict can do lasting damage to kids

It stands to reason that parents who physically or emotionally abuse their children do them lasting damage, among other things by undermining their ability to trust others and accurately read their emotions.

Addiction

Study examines how to help with problem gambling

With the lure of online gambling high during COVID-19 lockdowns—and SA gambling venues now reopening—partners and families of problem gamblers may be the first to see a problem emerging.

Psychology & Psychiatry

For anxious spouses, a baby may be a rival

A new child can spark feelings of jealousy in a person who already fears being abandoned by his or her partner, research suggests.

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