Methodological improvements for the study of reconciliation

  title={Methodological improvements for the study of reconciliation},
  author={Hans C. Veenema and Marjolijn Das and Filippo Aureli},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
The present paper suggests methodological improvements for the study of reconciliation, i.e. affiliative interactions between former opponents shortly after agonistic conflicts. Three methods have been suggested to determine whether post-conflict affiliation between former opponents is higher than what would be expected by chance. Two of these methods may fail to find this higher level when the analyses are based on long-lasting observations. The third method, however, solves this potential… Expand

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