Partner communication behaviors and diurnal cortisol patterns
Previous research suggests that diurnal cortisol patterns are associated with marital communication behaviors reported in naturalistic settings (e.g., Stawski, Cichy, Piazza, & Almeida, 2013), and observed communication behaviors are associated with acute cortisol responses to marital conflict laboratory tasks (e.g., Feinberg et al., 2013). However, it is unclear how observed marital communication behaviors are linked to individuals' typical diurnal cortisol patterns. The goal of this study was to investigate whether partners' ratios of observed positive to negative communication behaviors, ...
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