Why do close partners snoop? Predictors of intrusive behavior in newlywed couples

@inproceedings{Vinkers2011WhyDC,
  title={Why do close partners snoop? Predictors of intrusive behavior in newlywed couples},
  author={Charlotte Vinkers and Catrin Finkenauer and Skyler T. Hawk},
  year={2011}
}
Existing research shows that intrusive behavior has detrimental consequences for relationships. Surprisingly, little is known about why close relationship partners snoop. This study examined why romantic partners engage in intrusive behavior among newlywed couples in the Netherlands. As predicted, the results showed that perceiving a lack of partner disclosure is linked to intrusive behavior, and importantly, that trust moderates this link. Only when people did not trust their partner were… CONTINUE READING

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