Review of Blood Orchids by Toby Neal

Sorry, but there won’t be a psychological post today, per se. However, there are definitely psychological aspects to the book I just finished reading. For one, the protagonist has some serious trauma in her past (molestation during childhood), then she becomes a cop, and dissociates during situations that trigger her …

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Interpersonal Attraction: Complements

People who know me and my husband often ask how we managed to get together, much less stay together, given our differences. You see, he’s a perfectionist, and by most accounts, exhibits Type A personality traits. On the other hand, my traits fall more in the Type B personality category …

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Interpersonal Attraction factors: Physical Attractiveness

Okay, really this is self-explanatory. But what is physical attractiveness?  There is some evidence that beauty is a mathematical ratio, specifically, the “Golden Ratio,” or phi. Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” (below) is said to have such a ratio. Other cultures have a different view of what is considered beautiful. Not …

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