HPA regulation and dating couples' behaviors during conflict: Gender-specific associations and cross-partner interactions

@article{Laurent2013HPARA,
  title={HPA regulation and dating couples' behaviors during conflict: Gender-specific associations and cross-partner interactions},
  author={Heidemarie Kaiser Laurent and Sally I. Powers and Holly B. Laws and Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel and Susan Faye Balaban},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={118},
  pages={218-226}
}
The way romantic partners behave during conflict is known to relate to stress responses, including activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis; however, little attention has been paid to interactive effects of partners' behaviors, or to behavior outside of marital relationships. This study examined relations between unmarried partners' negative and positive behaviors during discussion of conflict and their HPA responses, including both main effects and cross-partner interactions… CONTINUE READING
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