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dc.contributor.authorStuder, Lauren E.
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined a sample of 260 individuals, between the ages of 18 and 29, in romantic relationships. The main focus of this research was to identify the ways in which individuals view the function of their relationships through counterfactual thinking and to delineate associations between counterfactual thinking, self-expansion and codependence. Content analysis of counterfactual responses was also conducted, and overarching themes were identified and compared with outcome measures. Findings revealed correlations between levels of codependency, relationship satisfaction, self-expansion and perceived interpersonal overlap between the self and partner. Common themes within the counterfactual thinking exercise included changes in personal characteristics, health related behavior and emotionality. Strengths of this study include the lack of formal direction in the counterfactual thinking exercise, which allowed participants to discuss any salient characteristics of the relationships and provided very robust findings in this sample. Implications for these findings are discussed.en_US
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dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectCounterfactual thinkingen_US
dc.subjectCounterfactuals (Logic)en_US
dc.subjectRomantic relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectCouples - Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectSelf-expansion theoryen_US
dc.subjectQualitative analysisen_US
dc.titleIf I had never met you : counterfactual thinking and romantic relationshipsen_US
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltz
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