Thursday, February 15, 2007

Finally! An explanation for that contrary streak

Why do we so readily oppose our spouses' wishes? asks this story on PsychCentral. The answer is "Reactance." It appears we're programmed to oppose the wishes of our nearest and dearest to preserve our autonomy, even when it's bad for us. The story is couched in terms which suggest reactance is mainly a male trait but I totally disagree - if that' s not too reactive of me.....

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