Satisfaction in interpersonal interactions as a function of similarity in level of dysphoria.

  title={Satisfaction in interpersonal interactions as a function of similarity in level of dysphoria.},
  author={Kenneth D. Locke and Leonard M. Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={58 5},
This study compared dysphoric and nondysphoric male and female undergraduates as they conversed with dysphoric or nondysphoric undergraduates of the same sex. Subjects rated their satisfaction with the conversation after each turn. The results showed that people in homogeneous dyads (i.e., both partners were dysphoric or both partners were nondysphoric) were more satisfied with the interaction, and their satisfaction increased as the conversation proceeded. People in mixed dyads were less… 

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