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If You Were Conceived from Donated Sperm or Eggs, Would You Want to Contact Your Parent?

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Finding out that you were conceived from donated sperm or eggs can be quite a shock. How people react depends on their approach to relationships.

Unwittingly Creating Rejection: The Perils of Seeking Support for People with Low Self-Esteem

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People with low self-esteem tend to fear social rejection. Recent research suggests this fear of rejection leads them to seek social support in ways that ironically create the very rejection they fear.

Why Do Teenagers Expect People to Reject Them?

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If you assume that other people will disappoint or reject you, the quality of your relationship with your parents and your parents’ relationship with each other could have played a role.

Happy Spouse, Longer Life?

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Having a happy spouse may add years to your life.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI June 21, 2019

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Fashion advice, dating advice, and a thread on being at the wrong place for a conference. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 31, 2019

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Our perceptions and understanding often don't match up, as you'll see in several findings disucssed in ths week's ICYMI. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI May 17, 2019

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Having enough time, selfies, and trust all make an appearance in this week's roundup. See what else you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

 

Why We Love People, Places, and Things That Resemble Us

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If your name is Allen and you moved to Allentown, sold Allen wrenches, and married Ellen, it’d be hard to blame you.

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