Linda K. Acitelli
University of Houston
StressorSocial perceptionSocial relationDevelopmental psychologyAssociation (psychology)PsychologyInterpersonal communicationCognitionCognitive psychologyInjury preventionPerceptionRuminationWell-beingSpouseSimilarity (psychology)Identity (social science)Social supportSelf-esteemContingent self-esteemFriendshipInterpersonal perceptionMarital statusInterpersonal interactionMarital satisfactionRelationship satisfactionPoison controlClinical psychologyCoping (psychology)Social psychologySocial cognitionInterpersonal relationship
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#1Linda K. AcitelliH-Index: 23
#2Elizabeth Douvan (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 7
Last. Joseph VeroffH-Index: 36
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Perceptions of self and spouse play a central role in marital relationships. Using data from 219 newlywed couples, we examined the relative importance (to marital well-being) of partners' similarity and understanding of conflict styles. These data include reports of behaviors of the self and spouse during their most recent disagreement. Behaviors were categorized as either constructive or destructive to resolving the conflict, and data from each category were analyzed separately. Measures of per...
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Relationship awareness is defined here as thinking about interaction patterns, comparisons, or contrasts between oneself and one's partner in a relationship. This concept provides a frame-work for examining the effects of spouses' thinking and talking about their own relationships on marital satisfaction and contentment with life. During interviews conducted with 42 married couples, wives talked more about their relationships than their husbands did. Wives' marital satisfaction was positively as...
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#1David A. KennyH-Index: 100
#1David A. KennyH-Index: 73
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Social behavior can be construed as relational in the sense that it is manifested by people in relation to other people. Ironically, the study of dyadic relationships has typically been individual-centered rather than relationship-centered. Often studies examine a single individual’s views of, reactions to, and behavior toward another. Many times the other is an imaginary person or is a confederate who has been instructed to behave in a prespecified way. Sometimes the other is a real person like...
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