My girlfriend has a subscription to "Psychology Today" magazine, appropriate for a therapist. Even before we lived together I would look at her copy of the magazine and read an article here or there—really annoys her when I start reading it before she gets a chance to. I have suggested that maybe she needs therapy to work on that annoyance. She suggested that maybe I needed to be less of a smartass.
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One troubling reason why millennials are less sexually active than their parents is the warped behaviour they learn from the internet. Now there's a group trying to ‘reboot’ their mindsets
i just began a three month accelerated course in computer languages a few days ago. I'm finding it so challenging. its brining up so much primitive emotion. it feels like I'm in a foreign land at times .
Here's an interesting experiment where a series of strangers, two at a time, were asked to pose in affectionate stances for a photo. At first the people felt awkward, but after touching each other in that way using body language that suggested closeness and caring, most of them started to feel a change come over them. http://www.truth-code.com/2016/05/two-strangers-were-asked-to-pose-in.html
Intense, Passionate, Romantic Love: A Natural Addiction? How the Fields That Investigate Romance and Substance Abuse Can Inform Each Other (Full study) The authors suggest ways of tapping this circuitry to help heal addiction. Excerpts:
[Quanta Magazine - Kind of a weird title, but otherwise interesting.]
A specific set of neurons deep in the brain may motivate us to seek company, holding social species together.