"positivity resonance"

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 …