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The investment model is a widely used theoretical framework in the study of close relationships. The model asserts that commitment is the outcome of relationship satisfaction, perceived investments, and perceived quality of alternatives. The current study sought to expand the scope of the investment model by including social network-based variables...
American society today feels more divided than ever, particularly along racial lines. In this project, the Center for Media Engagement asked Black Americans how news organizations could better cover their communities to help bridge the divide between them and the media. We found that: • Journalists Aren't Trusted Storytellers Overall, our survey sh...
Using expectancy violations theory, this study examined how the communication of unexpected feedback messages evoke emotional responses. A convenience sample (N = 309) reported instances of unexpected feedback within the last month. Results showed that receipt of the feedback message types were considered moderate-to-high violations. Violation expe...
This study investigated cross-sex best friendships in the experience and expression of jealousy within romantic relationships. Survey data (N = 346) revealed engaged-to-be-married individuals, compared to single, dating and married individuals, have the most negative attitudes regarding cross-sex best friendships. Results further indicated preventi...