"How has the week been for you two?" Relationship satisfaction and hindsight memory biases in couples' reports of relationship events

Halford, W. Kim, Keefer, Emma and Osgarby, Susan M. (2002) "How has the week been for you two?" Relationship satisfaction and hindsight memory biases in couples' reports of relationship events. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26 6: 759-773. doi:10.1023/A:1021289400436


Author Halford, W. Kim
Keefer, Emma
Osgarby, Susan M.
Title "How has the week been for you two?" Relationship satisfaction and hindsight memory biases in couples' reports of relationship events
Journal name Cognitive Therapy and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-5916
1573-2819
Publication date 2002-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1021289400436
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 6
Start page 759
End page 773
Total pages 15
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Abstract We predicted that low relationship satisfaction is associated with negative hindsight biases in memory of relationship interaction. Sixty couples individually kept a diary of their relationship on a daily basis for 1 week. At the end of the week they described that week, and their comments were recorded and coded. Hindsight bias was operationalized as the rate of positive and negative comments about the relationship after controlling for partners' immediate perceptions of the relationship, as recorded in their diary. As predicted, low relationship satisfaction was associated with negative hindsight memory bias. Future research needs to clarify the source and nature of this hindsight bias, and therapists may need to promote more recall of positive relationship memories in distressed couples.
Keyword Assessment
Bias
Couple
Memory
Relationship satisfaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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