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Have you thanked your spouse today?: Felt and expressed gratitude among married couples.
Abstract Recent research has underscored the importance of gratitude to psychological and physical well-being ( Emmons & McCullough, 2003 ), and has shown that gratitude can help facilitate theExpand
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Intentions in teasing: when "just kidding" just isn't good enough.
Teasing is ambiguous. Although the literal content of a tease is, by definition, negative, seldom do teasers intend for their tease to be taken literally. Toward this aim, teasers often attempt toExpand
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Examining the individual within marriage: Personal strengths and relationship satisfaction
The present investigation aims to identify individual strengths that may benefit efforts toward marital enhancement. Ninety-two married couples from the Southeastern United States completedExpand
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The Personal Expansion Questionnaire: Measuring one’s tendency to expand through novelty and augmentation
Abstract Previous research indicates that self-expansion, or acquiring a partner’s resources by “including the other in the self”, benefits satisfaction in romantic relationships ( Aron, Mashek, &Expand
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Intra-Individual and Cross-Partner Associations Between the Five Facets of Mindfulness and Relationship Satisfaction
Research has established that mindfulness may be useful to individual and dyadic well-being among both early-stage and long-term relationships. Nonetheless, it remains unclear which mechanisms ofExpand
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Not as easy as pie. Disentangling the theoretical and applied components of children's health knowledge
While there has been substantial research on children's dietary habits and physical activity level, there has been little work linking children's understanding of these concepts and how they applyExpand
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An examination of gender differences in the construct validity of the silencing the self scale
Abstract Jack’s (1991) theory of self-silencing was originally designed to explain higher rates of depression in women in comparison to men. However, research finding that men score equal or evenExpand
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Trust and doubt: An examination of children's decision to believe what they are told about food.
The domain of food is one that is highly relevant and vital to the everyday lives of children. However, children's reasoning about this domain is poorly understood within the field of developmentalExpand
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A Word to the Wise: Age Matters When Considering Mindfulness in Romantic Relationships
Mindfulness has been associated with relationship satisfaction among older and younger individuals across long-term and early-stage relationships (Khaddouma et al. in Couple Fam Psychol Res PractExpand
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