A Brief Intervention to Promote Conflict Reappraisal Preserves Marital Quality Over Time

@article{Finkel2013ABI,
  title={A Brief Intervention to Promote Conflict Reappraisal Preserves Marital Quality Over Time},
  author={Eli J. Finkel and Erica B. Slotter and Laura B. Luchies and Gregory M. Walton and James J. Gross},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={1595 - 1601}
}
Marital quality is a major contributor to happiness and health. Unfortunately, marital quality normatively declines over time. We tested whether a novel 21-min intervention designed to foster the reappraisal of marital conflicts could preserve marital quality in a sample of 120 couples enrolled in an intensive 2-year study. Half of the couples were randomly assigned to receive the reappraisal intervention in Year 2 (following no intervention in Year 1); half were not. Both groups exhibited… Expand

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