Karin

Dr. Karin Sternberg is a psychologist and author, wife of Bob Sternberg and mother of their triplets. Her passion is to apply research findings to the real world in order to improve people's lives. She has written as well as co-edited a number of books on love and hate as well as other topics. She loves to bring science to life for students by writing textbooks and is currently working on a Child Development textbook.

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How to overcome negative thoughts in your relationship

Do you ever find yourself entangled in a web of negative thoughts about your partner? Little things, like their messiness, their loudness, or their handling of finances, can get under your skin. It’s only natural that as we build a life together, irritations arise, and negative thoughts come knocking at the door. Negative thoughts breed […]

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Are You Struggling with Couple Envy? Here’s How to Break the Cycle

Are you a victim of couple envy? Are you checking out the Facebook pages of your friends and acquaintances and involuntarily find yourself making comparisons between your life and theirs? When watching movies or reading books, do you sometimes find that your own life and relationship somehow seem to drag behind what they should be?

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11 Ways to Deal with Holiday Stress and Turn the Holidays Around

According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, the holidays may not have as cheerful and merry an effect on many Americans as picture book stories might make us believe: Almost half of women and a third of men report heightened stress during the holiday season (American Psychological Association, 2006). It’s likely that stress

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How to get a date online: Science-backed tips to make you irresistible

One great thing about the digital age is that the pool from which you can choose your potential dates is much larger. You’re not confined to finding friends through personal connections or within your hometown anymore. The world is yours when you sign up for online dating services. And you’re not alone: Almost half of

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Looking for “The One?” 4 Truths Can Save You Heartache and Time

Most people are looking for the wrong things in their partner Do you find that you are wasting your precious time dating people who are not a good fit, and investing too much energy into relationships that all too soon end up nowhere? Most people looking for “the one” are looking for the wrong things

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