The Effect of Reminiscing about Laughter on Relationship Satisfaction

  title={The Effect of Reminiscing about Laughter on Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Doris G. Bazzini and Eliza Rachel Jean Jones Stack and Penny D. Martincin and Carmen P. Davis},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
Despite independent evidence that reminiscing about positive events has positive emotional benefits, and that laughter plays a role in seemingly successful relationships, there is a lack of empirical research examining how reminiscing about laughter might influence relationship well being. Specifically, the current study assessed whether reminiscing about shared laughter would increase relationship satisfaction among romantic couples. Fifty-two couples were randomly assigned to one of four… Expand

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