Andrea L. Meltzer

Gut reaction of marital partners could foretell their marriage satisfaction

Meltzer marital satisfaction gut reactionUnconscious gut reactions may predict happy, and not-so-happy, marriages, a new study published in the scholarly journal Science suggests.

Results of research published Nov. 29 found that spouses’ implicit attitudes toward their partners predicted changes in their marital satisfaction over four years. Andrea L. Meltzer, SMU Department of Psychology, is a co-author on the study.
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Business Times: Love And Marriage — Wife’s Attractiveness Essential, Study Says

Andrea Meltzer, attractiveness, SMUJournalist Roxanne Palmer reports in the International Business Times about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found in a four-year longitudinal study of 450 newlywed couples that men with physically attractive wives remained much more satisfied in their marriage than men without physically attractive wives.

The article, “Love And Marriage: Wife’s Attractiveness Essential, Study Says,” was published Nov. 20. Continue reading

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CBS Houston: Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage

Andrea Meltzer, SMU, attractivenessJournalist Benjamin Fearnow reports from CBS Houston about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found in a four-year longitudinal study of 450 newlywed couples that men with physically attractive wives remained much more satisfied in their marriage than men without physically attractive wives.

The article, “Study: Men With Attractive Wives More Satisfied In Marriage,” was published Nov. 20. Continue reading

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UPI: Husbands with hot wife more satisfied, wives not so much

Andrea Meltzer, SMU, marital satisfactionUPI wire service reported about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found in a four-year longitudinal study of 450 newlywed couples that men with physically attractive wives remained much more satisfied in their marriage than men without physically attractive wives.

The article, “Husbands with hot wife more satisfied, wives not so much,” was published Nov. 20. Continue reading

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Daily Mail: Love? Trust? No, a GOOD-LOOKING wife makes for a happy marriage (according to men, at least…)

Andrea Meltzer, SMU, marital satisfactionJournalist Victoria Woollaston reports in London’s Daily Mail about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found in a four-year longitudinal study of 450 newlywed couples that men with physically attractive wives remained much more satisfied in their marriage than men without physically attractive wives.

The article, “Love? Trust? No, a GOOD-LOOKING wife makes for a happy marriage (according to men, at least…),” was published Nov. 20. Continue reading

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Vancouver Sun: Does this happy marriage make me look fat?

Meltzer-Vancouver-Sun-satisfied-couples-weight-gainPostmedia News reporter Misty Harris writes in The Vancouver Sun about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found that young couples who are satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight, putting them at risk for various health problems associated with being overweight.

The article, “Does this happy marriage make me look fat?,” was published April 5. Continue reading

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The Telegraph: Getting married makes you fat, say scientists

Meltzer, SMU, satisfied couples, gain weightHealth reporter Laura Donnelly writes in London’s Telegraph about the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found that young couples who are satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight, putting them at risk for various health problems associated with being overweight.

The article, “Getting married makes you fat, say scientists,” was published April 5. Continue reading

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Daily News: Does marriage make you fat? Happy newlyweds more likely to gain weight

Meltzer, satisfied couples, weight gain, SMUThe New York Daily News covered the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found that young couples who are satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight, putting them at risk for various health problems associated with being overweight.

The article, “Does marriage make you fat? Happy newlyweds more likely to gain weight in first years of marriage,” was published April 5. Continue reading

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Mail Online: Happy marriage can be heavy going — smitten newlyweds pile on pounds

Meltzer, SMU, gain weight, satisfied couplesLondon’s Daily Mail newspaper covered the research of SMU psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer, who found that young couples who are satisfied with their marriage are more likely to gain weight, putting them at risk for various health problems associated with being overweight.

The article, “Why a happy marriage can be heavy going: Smitten newlyweds more likely to pile on the pounds,” was published April 4. Continue reading

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