Mechanisms of Initial Attraction

Couple gazing

Story Highlights: Most people value a sense of humor when seeking a partner, based on an informal survey of 64 adults conducted by the reporter. Similarity breeds attraction: most people are attracted to those who are familiar and similar. Couples can keep the fire going in their relationship with the help of attraction research. SAN […]

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The Psychology of Marriage and Divorce


Story Highlights: The probability of a first marriage ending in a divorce within five years is 20 percent. Fifty-six percent of Americans aged 18 to 34 are unmarried. Marrying younger than age 25 dramatically raises the divorce risk. SAN DIEGO- Marriage rates in America are on the decrease among the younger population, according to the […]

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