Couples' shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality.

@article{Aron2000CouplesSP,
  title={Couples' shared participation in novel and arousing activities and experienced relationship quality.},
  author={A. Aron and C. Norman and E. Aron and C. McKenna and R. Heyman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          273-84
        }
}
Using a newspaper questionnaire, a door-to-door survey, and 3 laboratory experiments, the authors examined a proposed effect of shared participation in novel and arousing activities on experienced relationship quality. The questionnaire and survey studies found predicted correlations of reported shared "exciting" activities and relationship satisfaction plus their predicted mediation by relationship boredom. In all 3 experiments, the authors found predicted greater increases in experienced… Expand
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