Strivings for Romantic Intimacy Following Partner Complaint or Partner Criticism: A Terror Management Perspective

  title={Strivings for Romantic Intimacy Following Partner Complaint or Partner Criticism: A Terror Management Perspective},
  author={Gilad Hirschberger and Victor Florian and Mario Mikulincer},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={675 - 687}
The current study examines the effects of partner complaint and partner criticism on strivings for romantic intimacy from the perspective of terror management theory. One hundred and seventy-four Israeli undergraduate students were randomly assigned to either a mortality salience or control condition and were then asked to read a vignette in which they imagined themselves either receiving praise from their romantic partner, receiving a specific complaint from their partner, or being criticized… 

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