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Characteristics and consequences of co-experienced positive affect: understanding the origins of social skills, social bonds, and caring, healthy communities

Although affective states are typically viewed as belonging to individuals, psychological theories have begun to emphasize collective affective states or interpersonal affective systems that emerge and resonate at the level of dyads and groups. Here, …

Shared emotions in shared lives: Moments of co-experienced affect, more than individually-experienced affect, linked to relationship quality

Motivated by collective emotions theories that propose emotions shared between individuals predict group level qualities, we hypothesized that co-experienced affect during interactions is associated with relationship quality, above and beyond the …

Physiological linkage during shared positive and shared negative emotion

Physiological linkage refers to the degree to which peoples' physiological responses change in coordinated ways. Here, we examine whether and how physiological linkage relates to incidents of shared emotion, distinguished by valence. Past research …

Behavioral indices of positivity resonance associated with long-term marital satisfaction.

Positivity resonance—defined as a synthesis of shared positive affect, mutual care and concern, plus behavioral and biological synchrony—is theorized to contribute to a host of positive outcomes, including relationship satisfaction. The current study …