Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Why Do Co-Stars Fall in Love?

By Sadie Leder-Elder Ph.D. – High Point University

 

Have you ever dated someone you worked with?  How about someone you lived near?  If so, you are already aware of the power of proximity.  For more than fifty years relationship researchers have consistently found that one of the most powerful predictors of attraction is proximity (being physically close ).1  Sure, love is a mystical and mysterious thing, but it just so happens to occur more often between p…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Five Relationship Resolutions for the New Year

It’s that time of year again. Everyone I know is joining a gym, beginning a diet, and trying to start anew for the New Year. This year I’ve decided to do things a little differently. Instead of my typical New Year’s resolutions, which focus on work and personal goals, I’m writing relationship resolutions. Here are a few relationship enhancing behaviors that I’m going to work on in the coming weeks and months. Feel free to join me if you’d like to make your ro…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: 50 Playful Dates to Keep the Novelty Alive in Your Relationship

A recent discussion in my Psychology of Close Relationships class probed the topic of how relationships transition from hot and heavy to more comfortable and emotionally intimate. As you can imagine, this isn’t always welcome news to an undergraduate and the discussion quickly turned to how to avoid this relationship rite of passage.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that this transition is totally normal and has to do with the diminishing amount of novelty and excite…

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Pumpkin Spice Latte for the Soul

Fall is here and that means one thing…Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is Back! Have you ever wondered why this annual tradition seems to be such a big deal to the general populace? Sure, the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) is delicious, but how excited should one get about a beverage? It may be that some of the PSL-mania stems from how the drink makes us feel rather than how it tastes.

Relationship science could argue that the pumpkin spice lattes speak to consumers on a number of unconsc…