Accommodation processes in close relationships: Theory and preliminary empirical evidence.

  title={Accommodation processes in close relationships: Theory and preliminary empirical evidence.},
  author={C. Rusbult and Julie Verette and Gregory A. Whitney and Linda F. Slovik and Isaac M. Lipkus},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
A theory of accommodation processes is advanced, and the results of 6 studies are reported. Accommodation refers to the willingness, when a partner has engaged in a potentially destructive act, to inhibit impulses to react destructively and instead react constructively. Studies 1 and 2 demonstrated that accommodation is lower under conditions of reduced social concern and lower interdependence. Studies 3,4, and 5 revealed that accommodation is associated with greater satis- faction, commitment… 

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