Attachment Style and Nonverbal Behavioral Synchrony in Romantic Couples
AdvisorFigueredo, Aurelio J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractEshkol-Wachmann Movement Notation was applied to describe and quantify nonverbal behavioral synchrony between romantic partners. The interaction of 30 couples was observed across three study conditions, Pre-Stressor, and two Post-Stressor conditions when the female partner had been targeted with a stress manipulation. Participant-level behavior, and forms of dyadic synchrony were predicted with the male and females' self-reported attachment style. Results support theories from the attachment literature.
Degree ProgramGraduate College