In disputes, our neurons like mediation
When couples argue, mediation by a third party improves the outcome of the confrontation. But that’s not all: mediation is also linked to heightened activity in key regions of the brain belonging to the reward circuit.
How to get good at disagreeing
For a group to find the best solutions, it is crucial to have a culture where you feel empowered to speak up. Voicing disagreement is difficult - there is an art to disagreeing without harming relationships.
Under the right conditions, creative-boosting daydreaming can help crack difficult challenges in new ways.
Aiming for an enduring relationship
The spark of mutual attraction may remain a mystery but there’s a science to relationships that can help predict outcomes.
Social distancing may kill you
Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. New research explores the impact on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span.
'Playing hard to get' really works
To the human neurogenetic system, romantic relationships are just like all other relationships, including those with clients.
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Seeking relational support when you’re stressed is one of the more beneficial things that you can do—even if you’re not ill.
Yes, your dog wants to rescue you
Humans have come to expect rescuing from their canine companions. Simply observing dogs rescuing someone doesn’t tell you much, the difficult challenge is figuring out why they do it.
Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'
A young man living in an individualistic society—such as Australia, the UK or the US—is more likely to report feeling lonely than an older woman in a collectivist society—such as China or Brazil.
Cost transparency can increase sales 20%
Retailers who reveal something about themselves may notice an increase in sales as customers feel they are buying into a relationship and developing a perceived support network.
COVID-19: The downside of social distancing
When faced with danger, humans draw closer together. Social distancing thwarts this impulse. Does this dilemma pose a greater threat to society than overtly antisocial behavior?
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