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ERIC Number: EJ927773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0360-3989
Is It Worth Lying For? Physiological and Emotional Implications of Recalling Deceptive Affection
Horan, Sean M.; Booth-Butterfield, Melanie
Human Communication Research, v37 n1 p78-106 Jan 2011
This investigation explored the risks of affectionate expressions in romantic relationships by examining the physiological and emotional implications of recalled expressed deceptive affectionate messages to romantic partners. Ninety-nine participants were assigned to one of three conditions: deceptive affection, honest affection, or plans with a friend (control). Results indicate that individuals' blood pressure and heart rates are not differentially influenced when recalling deceptive affection compared to honest affection or common communication. Similarly, there were no differences in feelings of guilt and shame based on the motive for the deceptive expression. Posthoc analyses compared affectionate conditions (deceptive and honest) to the control condition and revealed no significant physiological differences. Implications for theory, methodological comparisons, and future research are discussed. (Contains 5 notes, 8 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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