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The impact of relationship type, communal orientation, and their interaction



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Personal Relationships 12 2005 169 180 Printed in the United States of America Copyright 2005 IARR 1350 4126 05 Willingness to express emotion The impact of relationship type communal orientation and their interaction MARGARET S CLARK a AND ELI J FINKEL b a Carnegie Mellon University and bNorthwestern University Abstract This research examines the effects of relationship type close vs business a personality variable dispositional communal orientation and the interaction of these two variables on individuals willingness to express emotions to relationship partners Results supported our predictions that a people are willing to express more emotion in relationships likely to be high in communal strength than in relationships likely to be low in communal strength b individuals high in communal orientation are willing to express more emotion than those who are low in communal orientation and c relationship type and communal orientation interact to influence willingness to express two emotions that reveal weakness and vulnerability fear and anxiety Specifically communal orientation had little effect on willingness to express fear and anxiety in business relationships whereas high relative to low communal orientation was associated with willingness to express more fear and anxiety within close relationships Studies on the expression and suppression of emotion are commonplace in psychology Research has revealed much about how emotion is expressed on the face Keltner Ekman Gonzaga Beer 2003 in bodily postures Riskind 1984 in vocal tone Scherer Johnstone Klasmeyer 2003 and in verbal Margaret S Clark Department of Psychology Carnegie Mellon University Eli J Finkel Department of Psychology Northwestern University This research was supported by a pilot grant from the Pittsburgh Mind Body Center funded itself by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute NHLBI grants HL65111 and HL 65112 by National Science Foundation NSF Grant BCS 9983417 and by National Institutes of Mental



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