Psychology

Are we still jealous? Infidelity in the age of social media

When men and women find social media messages indicating that their partner has been cheating on them, they show the same type of jealousy behaviour as finding offline evidence that their partner has been unfaithful. This is according to Michael Dunn and Gemma Billett of Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK, who investigated how...

Psychologists say our ‘attachment style’ applies to social networks like Facebook

A new investigation appearing this week in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletinsuggests a strong association between a person's attachment style -- how avoidant or anxious people are in their close relationships -- and their perception and management of social networks like Facebook. "Attachment style, thought to play a central role in romantic and parent-child relationships,...

Fertility treatment does not increase the risk of divorce

Despite repeated claims that the disappointments of infertility and stress of treatment can put intolerable strain on relationships, a large nationwide study involving more than 40,000 women has found that fertility treatment does not increase the risk of divorce. "Our results will be reassuring for couples who have had or are contemplating IVF," said investigator...

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