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ERIC Number: EJ775930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
The Casual Effects of Emotion on Couples' Cognition and Behavior
Tashiro, Ty; Frazier, Patricia
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v54 n4 p409-422 Oct 2007
The authors conducted 2 translational studies that assessed the causal effects of emotion on maladaptive cognitions and behaviors in couples. Specifically, the authors examined whether negative emotions increased and positive emotions decreased partner attributions and demand-withdraw behaviors. Study 1 (N=164) used video clips to assess the effects of emotion on individuals' attributions. Study 2 (N=47 couples) was a therapy analogue study intended to assess whether emotion generated from couples' conversations would influence subsequent attributions and behaviors. Results indicate that participants in the negative emotion conditions tended to attribute more blame to their partners and were more likely to engage in demand-withdraw patterns and other negative behaviors than were those in the positive emotion conditions. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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