Document Detail


Partner Influence and In-Phase Versus Anti-Phase Physiological Linkage in Romantic Couples.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22922526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Between-partner physiological linkage can be in-phase (changes in unison), or anti-phase (changes in opposite directions). In the context of conversation we predicted that in-phase linkage would occur when partners exert strong influence on each other; anti-phase linkage would occur due to the behavioral coordination of turn taking. To test this, blood pressure, inter-beat interval, and skin conductance were recorded from 44 heterosexual couples while they discussed how they influence each other's health-related behaviors. Partner influence was assessed in two ways: 1) partners' global perceptions of how they try to influence each other's health, and 2) behavioral manifestations of influence, specifically demand-withdraw behavior. As predicted, both measures of partner influence moderated physiological linkage of blood pressure such that at low levels of influence linkage was "anti-phase" and at high levels linkage was "in-phase." Several alternative hypotheses were ruled out; The effects were not due to relationship conflict, emotional experience, or simply the pattern of blood pressure over time. These results suggest that partner influence may be driving physiological linkage, which may be one avenue through which partners can affect each other's health.
Authors:
Rebecca G Reed; Ashley K Randall; Jessica H Post; Emily A Butler
Related Documents :
3023106 - A comparison of the effects of doxazosin and alfuzosin with those of urapidil on pregan...
24522096 - Progress of health plans toward meeting the million hearts clinical target for high blo...
23598646 - Exaggerated blood pressure response during the exercise treadmill test as a risk factor...
12937796 - Cardiovascular responses to microinjections of gaba or anesthetics into the rostral ven...
2831596 - Triiodothyronine increases survival in canine hemorrhagic shock.
8241676 - Core-peripheral temperature gradient in children: does it reflect clinically important ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7697     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychophysiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406214     Medline TA:  Int J Psychophysiol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The influence of risky and conservative mental sets on cerebral activations of cognitive control.
Next Document:  Cost-effectiveness analysis of preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B by injecting h...