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Emotion in Relationships

  • By: Jennifer G. La Guardia
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Emotions play a large role in relationships and are central to personal and relational health. Emotion signals whether a social situation is pleasant or unpleasant and helps organize personal actions to respond to the social situation. Emotion also communicates information to ...

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