Let’s talk about love, baby – and why we should define it
Carrie Jenkins, Canada Research Chair in philosophy and a member of UBC’s Language Sciences Initiative, says discussing the definitions of key words often used in love—including “love” itself—could help people empower their love lives and avoid heartbreak.
Feb 13, 2019
Will U B my <3?
For some, an eggplant emoji evokes visions of a fabulous dinner, while for others, it could suggest an intimate interlude after dessert.
Feb 12, 2019
UBC experts on Valentine’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Valentine’s Day.
Feb 12, 2019
UBC research examines hormones that make us choose love over sex
Looking for love and looking for sex are two different things, even at the level of human evolutionary biology
Feb 11, 2019
The Laws of Attraction
Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Let science help you out. UBC’s Alec Beall, a PhD candidate in psychology, sums up the research into sexual attraction and offers a few tips for enhancing your appeal this weekend.
Feb 12, 2016
How to rev up a sputtering relationship
Is your relationship going stale? UBC psychology researcher Heather Morton explains the research behind flagging libidos, and offers tips on reigniting the flames of passion.
Feb 13, 2015
Why out-of-touch idealists have the happiest marriages
When it comes to romance, losing touch with reality can be a good thing. A study by UBC Sauder School of Business Professor Dale Griffin finds that unrealistically idealizing your romantic partner is actually beneficial.
Feb 12, 2015
She wants to know what love is
It may just be the most human of all experiences: Love. Its mysteries have been the inspiration behind countless works of art, from the poems of Elizabeth Browning to the tragedies of William Shakespeare.
Feb 10, 2015
Valentine’s Day survival 101
Valentine’s Day expectations can be a recipe for disaster, says a UBC psychologist who specializes in human sexuality.
Feb 12, 2014
The love market
Valentine’s Day may seal the deal, or end it, if you’re in the market for a mate.
Feb 11, 2014