ERIC Number: EJ268125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Emotional Responsiveness in Marital Conversations.
Gottman, John M.
Journal of Communication, v32 n3 p108-20 Sum 1982
Assesses the types of conversational patterns--from cross-complaining to contracting--that characterize satisfied couples; suggests theoretical models that account for their success. Proposes the hypothesis that the underlying mechanism that maintains closeness in marriages is symmetry in emotional responsiveness, which relates to whether spouses are friends. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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