25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)


Constructive Approaches to Problems in Close Relationships: Predictors and Consequences

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 093
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
APS Exhibit Hall A

Amy Canevello
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Crocker
The Ohio State University

We examined predictors and consequences of constructive approaches to relationship problems in three studies using cross-sectional, longitudinal, and laboratory methods. Compassionate goals predicted approaches to problems, which predicted both people’s upset feelings and reactions to problems. Through their goals, people create how they approach problems and their and others’ experiences.

Subject Area: Social
Keywords: Relationships

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