Marital interaction: physiological linkage and affective exchange.

@article{Levenson1983MaritalIP,
  title={Marital interaction: physiological linkage and affective exchange.},
  author={Robert W Levenson and John M. Gottman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1983},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          587-97
        }
}
Thirty married couples were studied during naturalistic interactions to determine the extent to which variation in marital satisfaction could be accounted for by physiological and affective patterns between and within spouses. The authors hypothesized that (a) compared to nondistressed couples' interactions, distressed couples' interactions would show greater physiological interrelatedness or "linkage," more negative affect, and more reciprocity of negative affect and (b) these differences… 
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