You Should Just Know Why I'm Upset: Expectancy Violation Theory and the Influence of Mind Reading Expectations (MRE) on Responses to Relational Problems

@article{Wright2015YouSJ,
  title={You Should Just Know Why I'm Upset: Expectancy Violation Theory and the Influence of Mind Reading Expectations (MRE) on Responses to Relational Problems},
  author={C. Wright and Michael E. Roloff},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={10 - 19}
}
Some people believe that intimate partners should be able to understand each other's needs and feelings without their having to express them. Those holding mind reading expectations (MRE) often have less-satisfying relationships. Because much of the research on MRE is variable analytic without strong ties to theory, research does not inform as to how MRE create relational problems. We use Expectancy Violation Theory as a frame for understanding the relationship between MRE and problematic… Expand
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