Navigation Links
Too much commitment may be unhealthy for relationships, UH psychology professor says
Date:12/2/2008

Romantic relationships establish special bonds between partners. Oftentimes, passionate rapport leads to permanent partnerships, and ultimately, the start of families.

Sometimes, however, one or both partners place too much emotional weight on their relationship. As a result, men or women may tend to evaluate their self-worth solely based on the outcomes of their romantic interactions. This is what psychologists term as relationship-contingent self-esteem (RCSE), and, according to University of Houston researcher Chip Knee, it's an unhealthy factor in romantic relationships.

"Individuals with high levels of RCSE are very committed to their relationships, but they also find themselves at risk to become devastated when something goes wrong -- even a relatively minor event," said Knee, UH assistant professor of psychology and director of the university's Interpersonal Relations and Motivation Research Group. "An overwhelming amount of the wrong kind of commitment can actually undermine a relationship."

Knee added that RCSE can trigger depression and anxieties during even the most minor or common relationship-based incidents, such as miscommunication, short spats over noncritical matters or a critique of one's personality or appearance.

It also factors into one or more partners developing manic, obsessive (or needy) behaviors with regard to love.

RCSE might place one at risk for serious mood changes after break-ups, divorce or threats to one's relationship. Identifying it during the early stages of a relationship can prevent such negative outcomes or help partners recognize that they are incompatible.

Knee and a group of researchers observed the impact of RCSE among heterosexual college students in a series of studies. Their findings were presented in the paper "Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem - The Ups and Downs of Romantic Relationships," published in the flagship Journal of Personality and Social Psy
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Emery
pemery@uh.edu
713-743-8186
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Genelabs Technologies Announces Commitments to Raise $23.7 Million in a Registered Direct Financing
2. Saturn Shows Its Commitment to Health and Fitness by Becoming Expo Title Sponsor for The Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon
3. AlphaDetail, Inc. Affirms Commitment to Local East Coast Presence
4. Bill and Melinda Gates Call for New Global Commitment to Chart a Course for Malaria Eradication
5. Women Deliver Conference Launches New Commitments
6. Diverse Partners Renew Commitment to Reproductive Health, Rights in Asia
7. AMA Commends Aetna for Quality First Commitment
8. The American Diabetes Association Expands Commitment to Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
9. Malaria Community Applauds Clintons $1 Billion a Year Pledge; Invites Other Candidates to Make Malaria Commitments
10. Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Congressional Call for Increased Commitment to Fund Lung Cancer Research
11. Equal level of commitment and relationship satisfaction found among gay and heterosexual couples
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or ... pattern itself isn,t as regular as you might think. ... vary even at a "constant" heart rateand that variability, ... Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to ... congestive heart failure and inflammation. For athletes, a drop ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 WHO: LiveOps, Inc., ... customer service solutions. , WHAT: The 10th annual ... customer care for the connected consumer. Constant change ... offer new challenges and opportunities for customer experience ... identify best practices, network and learn from fellow ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... By Tara Haelle ... (HealthDay News) -- Measuring how quickly a child,s brain ... according to a new study. Observing children,s ... is currently possible, the study authors reported. "The ... information is associated with autism severity is hugely promising," ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... California for a three-day conference to discuss brain-related ... brain injury from concussions and neurodegenerative disorders. ... medical director affiliated with a Silverado memory care ... of dedicated expertise in memory care, hosts the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 22, 2014 The report ... application, end user, and geography. The equipment segment ... physiotherapy equipment market, by product. However, the accessories ... CAGR in the forecast period, owing to the ... Electric stimulation and ultrasound segments are the fastest-growing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 2Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 3Health News:Variability keeps the body in balance 4Health News:LiveOps To Lead Panel Discussion At Customer Response Summit Memphis 2Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 2Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 3Health News:Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study 4Health News:Nation’s Leading Brain Health Experts Gather for Annual Silverado Medical Director Conference 2Health News:Nation’s Leading Brain Health Experts Gather for Annual Silverado Medical Director Conference 3Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:6.8% CAGR for Physiotherapy Equipment Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5
... offers a low cost, non-invasive alternative to conventional ... having coronary artery disease; true even if the ... a study performed at the Thomas Jefferson University ... patients who had one or more calcified coronary ...
... shown that babies exposed to tobacco in utero are ... are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome. ... these babies are also less likely to self-soothe and ... did not smoke during pregnancy. , Researchers from The ...
... the leading,provider of internet and digital information accessibility ... award-winning System Access,software. With this release, Serotek ... support for 64-bit operating systems. This is ... IT professionals,alike. , ...
... ROME, N.Y., Dec. 1 To help prevent the spread ... is using two new,products that kill germs on hands and ... According to Infection Prevention Director LeAnna Grace, the hospital,conducted a ... sanitizing lotion to evaluate how well they work and was ...
... is a statement from Jeff Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of ... and Drug Administration,s (FDA) progress report on the Food Protection ... lacks a real plan for food protection. The staff ... some key initiatives to improve food safety, but they can ...
... Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO ) ("PBI" or ... significantly reduce costs, centralize core operations, and refocus the Company,s ... found significant market acceptance. The restructuring program includes: , ... personnel of eight full-time employees (40% of the workforce) , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Newborns exposed to maternal smoking more irritable, difficult to soothe 2Health News:Serotek First to Offer 64-Bit Support 2Health News:MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study 2Health News:MRSA and C. difficile Infections Reduced by 50% in Hospital Study 3Health News:TFAH Statement: FDA Food Protection Plan is Insufficient 2Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 2Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 3Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 4Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 5Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 6Health News:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Restructuring, Significant Cost Reduction Initiatives, and Sharpened Focus 7
(Date:9/22/2014)... Sept. 22, 2014  AbbVie (NYSE: ... studies evaluating potential new medicines in the company,s ... 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual ... . Data being presented include results from ... efficacy of veliparib (ABT-888), a poly (adenosine diphosphate ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... BRIDGEWATER, N.J. , Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for ... disease, today is pleased to announce that TUV-SUD ... the Netherlands (MEB) has granted its ... catheter lock solution.  Neutrolin was initially approved in ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 22, ... has signed an exclusive, global license agreement with ... commercialization of its proprietary plasma fractionation process. Concurrently, ... and its intention to strategically refocus and rebrand ... plans to pursue a national listing for its ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 2AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 3AbbVie to Present Clinical Study Data on Potential New Oncology Medicines at the 2014 European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting 4Neutrolin Label Expansion Approved for the European Union 2Neutrolin Label Expansion Approved for the European Union 3Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Exclusive Global Plasma Therapeutics License, New Management And New Corporate Name 2Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Exclusive Global Plasma Therapeutics License, New Management And New Corporate Name 3Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Exclusive Global Plasma Therapeutics License, New Management And New Corporate Name 4Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Exclusive Global Plasma Therapeutics License, New Management And New Corporate Name 5Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Exclusive Global Plasma Therapeutics License, New Management And New Corporate Name 6
... 2011 Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) today reported ... Cash, cash equivalents, and investments at September 30, ... 31, 2010. Revenue for the third quarter of ... in the third quarter of 2010 primarily as a result of ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 JDRF and The Leona ... largest non-government funders of type 1 diabetes (T1D) programs, announced ... a new level of cooperation between the organizations. The goal ... and development to deliver better treatments, devices, and diagnostics for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Nektar Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Form a Collaboration to Accelerate Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Research and Development 2JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Form a Collaboration to Accelerate Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Research and Development 3JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Form a Collaboration to Accelerate Innovative Type 1 Diabetes Research and Development 4
... Western Blot Kits provide a sensitive and ... Borrelia burgdorferi. Proteins from the spirochete are ... antigens are fractionated according to molecular weight ... in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulfate. ...
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops with Delivery System...
Surgitie&trade Single Use Ligating Loops with Delivery System...
ENDO STITCH™ Single Use Loading Units....
Medicine Products: