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The Illusion Of Insight: Couples Sometimes Communicate No Better Than Strangers (Study 2011; in ScienceDaily)

“”People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers. That closeness can lead people to overestimate how well they communicate, a phenomenon we term the ‘closeness-communication bias,’” said Boaz Keysar, a professor in psychology at the … Continue reading

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Why Face Symmetry Is Sexy Across Cultures And Species (Study 2008; in ScienceDaily

“In humans, faces are an important source of social information. One property of faces that is rapidly noticed is attractiveness. Research has highlighted symmetry and sexual dimorphism (how masculine or feminine a face is) as important variables that determine a … Continue reading

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Treating Longtime Partner Like A First Date Can Boost Morale And Well-Being (Study 2007; in ScienceDaily)

“The quickest way for longtime couples to rekindle romance may be to pretend they’re strangers, according to a University of British Columbia psychology study. By acting as if they’re on a first date, they’ll likely put their best face forward … Continue reading

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