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Different Bumps in the Road: The Emotional Dynamics of Couple Disagreements in Belgium and Japan

Boiger, Michael, Kirchner-Häusler, Alexander, Schouten, Anna, Uchida, Yukiko, Mesquita, Batja (2020) Different Bumps in the Road: The Emotional Dynamics of Couple Disagreements in Belgium and Japan. Emotion, . ISSN 1528-3542. (In press) (KAR id:82179)

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Abstract

The present research aims to show that during disagreements, couples gravitate

self-assertive emotions such as anger or feelings of strength should play a more central role in

comparison, other-focused emotions such as shame or empathy for the partner should play a

predicted that interacting in culturally typical ways comes with relational benefits. N = 127

video-recorded. After the interaction, participants separately rated their emotional experience

indicated to what extent they had experienced each of 12 emotions. We identified central

patterns around which couples stabilize and that thus likely play a central role in realizing

states reflected states of the interpersonal emotional system that support relationship modes

empathy) in Japan. Moreover, we found that—at least in Belgium—having more culturally

relationship ideals and, in turn, better relational functioning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Culture, close relationships, attractors, dynamic systems
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Alexander Kirchner
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 13:33 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82179 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kirchner-Häusler, Alexander: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2406-7635
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