School of Psychology

Love 101

Love stereotypes … and scientific truths

There’s no shortage of preconceived notions when it comes to romantic relationships. “Love is a mystery”… “A good relationship is all about sexual chemistry”… “You’ve got to avoid emotional dependence at all costs”… “Humans are naturally polygamous”… “Affairs are good for relationships”… these are all widely accepted clichés for people.
“It’s all false,” says Sue Johnson, professor in the School of Psychology.
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ChrisFennell

To TV or not to TV, c’est là la question.

Ninety percent of 2-year-olds regularly watch television/DVDs/videos, with infants under 2 watching an average of 1.5 hours of video per day. These numbers are perhaps unsurprising considering the amount of visual entertainment geared towards young children. Yet, major child health
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Jocelyn Wentland

Let’s talk about sex: University of Ottawa PhD student studies casual sexual relationships

Our society’s many taboos concerning most aspects of our sex lives certainly haven’t put off Jocelyn Wentland—she’s studying the topic as part of her PhD dissertation in experimental psychology.   What’s more, the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality recently published her
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