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Negative Affect Reciprocity

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

Negative affect reciprocity (also called reciprocation of negativity or mutual escalation) refers to the tendency for one person's negative behavior to instigate another's negative behavior. It references a pattern of behavior between two people in relationship to each other, where one ...

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