Why do our brains associate red with passion?

Red - attraction - colour psychology

Why do our brains associate the colour red with attraction and desire? If you’re single and in the dating game, it’s incredibly important to make a good first impression. Whilst you can’t change your personality overnight, or make yourself taller, you can influence your date’s opinion of you by other means, such as your appearance. …

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The infamous experiment that shocked the world

Stanley Milgram experiment electric shock

Stanley Milgram shocked the world with his infamous social psychology experiments on obedience The villain of the Harry Potter book series, Lord Voldemort, used a thought altering spell to persuade others to obey his commands. Real world villains throughout history have not had this advantage.  Nevertheless many have instilled a similar level of obedience in their underlings, often …

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Why are so many top CEO’s psychopaths?

CEO Psychopaths

Psychopathic personality traits are common amongst business leaders Thanks to the entertainment industry, most people are quite familiar with the term ‘psychopath’. We think of a psychopath as a dangerous, scary person who is out to wreck vengeance; or someone who is disturbed enough to carry out horrific acts of violence. But most psychopaths are not homicidal …

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8 studies every lover should know about

Love pebbles

Scientists are starting to untangle some of the mysteries about how and why we fall, and stay in love Artists and scholars alike have been trying to unravel the mysteries of love and romance for centuries. And now science has joined the quest. With techniques ranging from social surveys to brain imaging, researchers are beginning to discover exactly how …

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11 science-backed truths on the power of human touch

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These eleven psychology studies reveal the complex dynamic of human touch Touch can have powerful psychological effects on both the giver and the recipient. It conveys a lot of unsaid information; and can affect people’s decisions without them even being aware of it happening. So here are 11 studies that reveal some of the interesting …

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The Gottman Ratio: how to predict the success of your relationship

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Research reveals that successful couples have five times as many positive interactions than negative interactions Maintaining a relationship takes continuous effort. The good thing is that it seems that this process is biased towards positive experiences for both partners. Through decades of research, Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Silver and their colleagues have found that when partners …

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7 marriage tips from an expert in relationship science

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Decades of research reveal these seven principles for maintaining a happing meaningful married life When it comes to marital happiness, prevention is indeed the best (or at least the easiest) cure. Dr. Gottman, who has studied relationships for a number a decades, has identified the similarities among happy couples and those among unhappy couples. Through …

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4 science-backed relationship killers

Broken heart

According to research there are four behaviours which can be lethal to a relationship So, you’ve met the love of your life, been swept off your feet, and now you’re settled into your new life as a couple. But as time wears on, cracks may start to appear in the relationship. So what should you be …

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