Mismatch Of Personal Needs, Work Duties Can Fuel Burnout

-Traci Pedersen A new study shows that burnout occurs when there is a mismatch between unconscious needs and the demands you experience at work. For example, burnout may happen to an outgoing accountant who seeks to make new friendships but whose job offers little opportunity to do so, or perhaps to a manager who doesContinue reading “Mismatch Of Personal Needs, Work Duties Can Fuel Burnout”

Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction

-Rick Nauert, PhD New research discovers that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages — at least the following day. In the study, Florida State University psychology professor Dr. Jim McNulty and graduate student Heather Maranges hypothesize that sleep is linked to self-regulation orContinue reading “Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction”

The Science Behind a Successful Single Life

-Janice Wood A new study has found that single people have richer social lives and more psychological growth than married people. “The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness can obscure the profound benefits of solitude,” said Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., a scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a regular Psych Central blogger. “ItContinue reading “The Science Behind a Successful Single Life”

Future Focus Can Help Couples Ease Conflict

-Rick Nauert, PhD New research finds that thinking about the future helps couples focus on their feelings and reasoning strategies. “When romantic partners argue over things like finances, jealousy, or other interpersonal issues, they tend to employ their current feelings as fuel for a heated argument. By envisioning their relationship in the future, people can shiftContinue reading “Future Focus Can Help Couples Ease Conflict”

Your Relationship’s Personality

-Mark B. Borg, Jr, Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA How does a relationship go about “self-improvement?” Every relationship has its own personality, that is, a “quality” or “character” distinct from the traits each individual brings to the table. Though this idea may seem strange, it’s a straightforward concept from theContinue reading “Your Relationship’s Personality”

Why Many Men Have Difficulty Compromising

-Janice Wood New research from Boston College finds that compromise always occurs among two decision-makers when a woman is involved, but hardly ever when the pair of decision-makers are men. “When men are in the presence of other men, they feel the need to prove their masculinity,” said co-researcher Dr. Hristina Nikolova, the Coughlin SesquicentennialContinue reading “Why Many Men Have Difficulty Compromising”