“Current research suggests that the quality of the marriage, is affected by genes,” said Richard Mattson, professor of psychology at Binghamton University (USA) and lead author of the study that was published in the journal of the Journal of Family Psychology. “In particular, oxytocin (OXT) and the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) play an important role in the success of a marriage.” the
OXT is a hormone that also have the hug - or liefdeshormoon is called. The hormone is stored by the pituitary gland in our brain, influencing our emotions, and plays a role in the fidelity of men. It seemed only a matter of time before the important role of oxytocin in the marriage plays, was scientifically demonstrated.
In total, 79 couples (158 individuals) participated in the study. That research consisted of two parts. In the first part talked each partner individually with a researcher. Not about cows and calves, a remarkably personal issue, something where the subject is in his daily life difficulties, for example: difficulties at work, health problems or arguments with friends). The condition was that the topic of discussion is not about the partner and his/her family acted. the
The conversations took every ten minutes. They were recorded and carefully determined in order to find out whether the partner of the gesprekspersoon his/her role as a friend or not properly filled in. To determine whether the aid granted, whether or not gratefully received, filled each individual even in a questionnaire. Then could scientists a verdict sheet on the quality of the marriage.
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