Motivational underpinnings of romantic partner perceptions: Psychological and physiological evidence

@inproceedings{Geher2005MotivationalUO,
  title={Motivational underpinnings of romantic partner perceptions: Psychological and physiological evidence},
  author={Glenn Geher and Ryan Bloodworth and Joseph B Mason and Christopher Stoaks and Heather J. Downey and Kristin L. Renstrom and Juan Fernando Cano Romero},
  year={2005}
}
This research examined biases in perceptions of current versus former romantic partners. Study 1 employed individuals in dating relationships (N = 161) and examined whether perceptions of current partners’ traits differed from perceptions of former partners’ traits. We computed an index of a ‘partner discrepancy bias’ (PDB). PDB was related to relationship satisfaction. Study 2 assessed the motivational underpinnings of the PDB. We used a standard forced-compliance paradigm, using individually… CONTINUE READING

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