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Measuring the sources and content of relational uncertainty
Uncertainty reduction theory suggests that the self, the partner, and the relationship constitute three sources of uncertainty within interpersonal relationships; however, existingExpand
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A model of relational turbulence: The role of intimacy, relational uncertainty, and interference from partners in appraisals of irritations
The development of romantic relationships is a complex process by which previously autonomous individuals come to perceive themselves as a social unit. We propose that the transition from casualExpand
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Information Seeking Beyond Initial Interaction: Negotiating Relational Uncertainty within Close Relationships
This essay extends previous work on uncertainty and information seeking within close relationships by considering how relationship parameters correspond with the directness of people'sExpand
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A Relational Turbulence Model of Communication About Irritations in Romantic Relationships
The authors examined the impact of intimacy, relational uncertainty, and a partner’s interference on the directness of communication about relational irritations. Expand
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Coupling Longitudinal Data and Multilevel Modeling to Examine the Antecedents and Consequences of Jealousy Experiences in Romantic Relationships: A Test of the Relational Turbulence Model
We used longitudinal data and multilevel modeling to examine how intimacy, relational uncertainty, and failed attempts at interdependence influence emotional, cognitive, and communicative responsesExpand
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Intimacy and the magnitude and experience of episodic relational uncertainty within romantic relationships
This paper seeks to clarify the association between the intimacy and the magnitude of relational uncertainty generated by specific events within romantic relationships. More specifically, we suggestExpand
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Relational Turbulence Theory: Explaining Variation in Subjective Experiences and Communication Within Romantic Relationships
This essay extends the relational turbulence model as a framework for understanding communication in romantic relationships. Following the relational turbulence model, relational turbulence theoryExpand
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Structuring the concept of relational communication
Since the distinction was first drawn between content and relational aspects of communication, the notion of relational communication has evolved from a unitary focus on dominance to a multi‐facetedExpand
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Relationship Uncertainty, Partner Interference, and Intimacy within Dating Relationships
The transition from casual to serious involvement appears to constitute a unique period of relating within courtships. We suggest that the moderate levels of intimacy characterizing this phaseExpand
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Framing Social Reality
Relational communication researchers have asserted that dominance and affiliation are the fundamental features of social reality. The authors argue that when individuals interpret interaction, theyExpand
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