Relationships

A marital break-up can have a particularly big effect on children in higher income families, a new study has found.
Thanking a new acquaintance for their help could lay the foundation for an ongoing social relationship with that person, a study has found.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed a bill on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence published by the National Assembly for Wales. In our response to the consultation on the bill we say:
The extent to which environmental factors influence how people subconsciously select a partner has been highlighted as part of a new study.
On our Research Digest blog, guest contributor Temma Ehrenfeld looks at new research suggesting that both men and women prefer humble to less humble partne
  If your partner were to lose their job, you might think keeping your own employment would cushion the psychological blow.
You've probably experienced this. You're in the middle of telling your friend a story when his eyes flick across to his phone. Perhaps he even picks it up, checks the screen. "Sorry, go on," he says. But your flow is interrupted.
Although it might seem a good idea to work with other people to remember important information, the evidence suggests that this typically isn't so.
Females believe other women are more sexually receptive when they are dressed in red, according to a new study. 
When talking to a woman they are attracted to, men alter the cadence of their voice, a new study has f
A willingness to take risks enhances men's sex appeal. This much we know from past research. What's not clear is whether this is because of cultural beliefs about traditional gender roles or if it's an evolutionary hang-over (or perhaps both).
Friendships between heterosexual men and women can be tricky to navigate, especially when it comes to tactile contact. Is that touch on the arm a gesture of platonic care and affection? Or an unwanted signal of sexual interest?
Parental alienation – a child’s unwarranted rejection of one parent and strong alignment with the other following high conflict family breakdown – leaves the alienated parent feeling powerless.  Despite recognition in recent high court judgem
"Cool kids", according to a new study, are those early teens (aged 13 to 15) who want to be popular, and try to impress their peers by acting older than their years.
People who constantly worry about their relationship and whether their partner loves them could be experiencing a condition known as relationship obsessive compulsive disorder (ROCD) - and it may contribute to an eventual break-up, according to ne
Couples who feel satisfied with their marriage may be more likely to sleep soundly than those who go to bed each night with unresolved issues, a new study has suggested.
Young adults who enter into romantic relationships could experience a positive effect on their personality and consequently their view on life, new
Welcome to the website for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on 5-7 May at the ACC Liverpool which is located on the banks of the River Mersey right next to the iconic Albert Dock.
Regular use of social networking site Twitter could have a damaging effect on couples' relationships, according to new research.
Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.
Campaigners are urging the Government to criminalise types of psychological abuse to save more victims of domestic violence.
Leading UK psychological professions, including the British Psychological Society, and lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall, have published a consensus
Having friends from different ethnic groups is likely to be more beneficial for children than mixing solely in the same racial circles says research from the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
A husband's emotional regulation has "little or no bearing" on long-term marital satisfaction, a new study has revealed.
Men with masculine voices attract women, especially for shorter-term relationships.
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