Shifting family structures mean our understanding of housework needs updating.
Existing theories of housework focus on traditional gender roles. But they need to be updated to reflect a more nuanced idea of gender, one that allows for dynamics in same-sex relationships.
People who have a financial shock are at greater risk of depression and a raft of other physical and mental health issues.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt. Here's what the research says.
Income and gender roles are not the only factors in the division of household chores.
Housework is typically thought of as a gendered or economic exchange, but a new study emphasises the role played by the knowledge we gain about our partner over the course of a relationship.
Your finger may hover, but it’s hard get rid of it once and for all.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
Because you’ve never seen it before, right?
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
There are many reasons people have affairs.
An affair is generally a sign things aren't right with someone's relationship. It occurs when one person sees an alternative relationship as a better way to meet their needs than their existing one.
Malcolm Turnbull gave several justifications for his ban on ministers having sexual relationships with their staff.
Banning relationships is likely to be ineffective and may result in disengagement, secrecy and resentment by employees of the encroachment of employment policies into genuinely private matters.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
More than 90% of teens are reportedly experiencing some form of relationship abuse.
Jealousy works in the same old ways – even in the age of online infidelity.
Meant to be? Maybe not…
Whether you want a casual fling or long-term romance could change depending on different environmental factors.
The most common reason for intimate partner homicide was jealousy, followed by gain, and then love.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Men and women rate warmth and trustworthiness as very important in their potential partner.
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What movies tell us is important in a parter – a nice smile or money – are exaggerations of fundamental evolutionary needs that actually do matter.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Sometimes a gift that might seem reasonable is no nicer than a stocking full of coal.
Sadly, people sometimes deliberately give bad presents.