Hands On Research: The Science of Touch
Article by Dacher Keltner (2010)
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By | 2017-04-25T14:02:39+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Love, Research|

What is the Science? Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that there is a “science of touch.” In studying touch and its benefits, Keltner has observed that people can not “only identify love, gratitude, and compassion from touches” but that humans can “differentiate between those kinds of [...]

How Does Love of Others Change Us?
Article by Stephen Post (2013)
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By | 2017-07-27T21:20:55+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Love, Research|

Recent research on the science of love, defined in this article as “when the happiness, security, and well-being of another person is as real or more to you than your own,” suggests strong positive emotional, social, and physical benefits for those who love others. There appears to be a correlation between loving others and [...]

There’s No Such Thing As Everlasting Love
Article by Emily Esfahani Smith
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By | 2016-12-19T05:15:36+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Love, Research|

What is the Science? Love is one of the most important ideas in the Christian faith. Christians often talk about true love as unconditional and eternal. However, new research into the biochemical and physiological components of love suggest that it is actually a “micro-moment of positivity resonance.” This research might challenge some common [...]