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dc.contributor.advisor Acitelli, Linda K.
dc.creator Brunson, Julie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T13:55:21Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T13:55:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T13:55:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T13:55:22Z
dc.date.created 2011-12
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/241
dc.description.abstract The present study attempts to provide an experimental manipulation of relationship awareness incorporating methods and theory from self-awareness research. Participants completed a series of baseline measures, and then their levels of relationship awareness and self-awareness were manipulated by exposing them to photographs of themselves with their partners (relationship awareness condition), photographs of just themselves (self-awareness condition), or still-life photographs (control condition). Results suggest that the manipulation of relationship awareness was successful, but only for those in shorter relationships, while the manipulation of self-awareness was unsuccessful. Results were also conceptualized in terms of implicit and explicit relationship awareness, with implicit relationship awareness more common in older individuals and explicit relationship awareness more common in younger individuals, supporting past work. Results are discussed in terms of explicit and implicit relationship awareness and their patterns across the lifespan.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject relationship awareness
dc.subject self-awareness
dc.subject implicit relationship awareness
dc.subject explicit relationship awareness
dc.subject photographs
dc.title The Power of Photographs: Effects of Relationship Awareness on Relationship Outcomes
dc.date.updated 2012-04-19T13:55:23Z
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dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department Psychology
dc.contributor.committeeMember Babcock, Julia
dc.contributor.committeeMember Knee, C. Raymond

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