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Failure to capitalize on sharing good news with romantic partners - Exploring positivity deficits of socially anxious people with self-reports, partner-reports, and behavioral observations

Failure to capitalize on sharing good news with romantic partners - Exploring positivity deficits of socially anxious people with self-reports, partner-reports, and behavioral observations

Extending prior work on social anxiety and positivity deficits, we examined whether individual differences in social anxiety alter the ability to share and respond to the good news of romantic partners (i.e., capitalization support) and how this influences romantic relationship satisfaction and commitment. In this study of 174 heterosexual couples (average age of 21.5 with 58.3% identifying as Caucasian), greater social anxiety was associated...

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