When Accuracy Hurts : Reactions of Anxious-Ambivalent Dating Partners to a Relationship-Threatening Situation

@inproceedings{Simpson2004WhenAH,
  title={When Accuracy Hurts : Reactions of Anxious-Ambivalent Dating Partners to a Relationship-Threatening Situation},
  author={Jeffry A Simpson and William Ickes and Jami Grich},
  year={2004}
}
Why are anxious-ambivalent individuals especially likely to have turbulent and unstable relationships'.' To help answer this question, the authors use 3 theoretical perspectives to examine how heightened empathic accuracy in a relationship-threatening situation is associated with personal and relational distress. Dating couples inferred their partners' thoughts and feelings from a videotaped interaction m which they each rated slides of opposite-sex individuals. Highly anxious—ambivalent… CONTINUE READING

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