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Conflict Resolution Styles in Gay, Lesbian, Heterosexual Nonparent, and Heterosexual Parent Couples
Preliminary psychometric data are presented for two inventories that assess conflict in couples. The Ineffective Arguing Inventory (IAI) is a self-report measure that assesses a dysfunctional styleExpand
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Are Gay and Lesbian cohabiting couples really different from heterosexual married couples
Both partners from gay and lesbian cohabiting couples without children were compared longitudinally with both partners from heterosexual married couples with children (N at first assessment = 80, 53,Expand
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Relationship outcomes and their predictors : Longitudinal evidence from heterosexual married, gay cohabiting, and lesbian cohabiting couples
Data from partners of 236 married, 66 gay cohabiting, and 51 lesbian cohabiting couples were used to assess if members of married couples differed from those of either gay couples or lesbian couplesExpand
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What Do We Know About Gay and Lesbian Couples?
Research on gay and lesbian couples is highlighted with regard to household labor, conflict, satisfaction, perceived social support, stability, and the variables that predict relationship quality.Expand
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Pet dogs as attachment figures
Four samples of college students (N = 923) were used to address the extent to which pet dogs, relative to humans, exhibited features of an attachment figure and to identify characteristics of personsExpand
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On Being Insecure about the Assessment of Attachment Styles
The psychometric properties of subscores from Collins and Read's (1990) Adult Attachment Scale (AAS, Ns = 61 gay, 42 lesbian, and 155 heterosexual couples) and Griffin and Bartholomew's (1994b)Expand
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Pet dogs as attachment figures for adult owners.
  • L. A. Kurdek
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of…
  • 1 August 2009
This study assessed the extent to which, and under what conditions, owners turn to their pet dogs in times of emotional distress. This feature of an attachment figure-safe haven-is a keyExpand
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Predicting marital dissolution: A 5-year prospective longitudinal study of newlywed couples.
This study examined how well marital dissolution was predicted by husbands' and wives' personal demographic scores, couple demographic scores, husbands' and wives' individual-differences scores,Expand
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Areas of conflict for gay, lesbian, and heterosexual couples: What couples argue about influences relationship satisfaction.
Although conflict is an ubiquitous aspect of any close relationship, researchers have paid more attention to how conflict gets resolved (e.g., Gottman, 1994; Heavey, Layne, & Christensen, 1993;Expand
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Reflections on Determining Authorship Credit and Authorship Order on Faculty-Student Collaborations
The purpose of this article is to explore the process of determining authorship credit and authorship order on collaborative publications with students. The article presents hypothetical cases thatExpand
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