Romantic Reconciliation as Influenced by Implicit Theories of Relationships and Information Seeking Style

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Published by the Pacific and Asian Communication Association in Human Communication, volume 11, issue 3, pages 357-366.

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Human Communication


This investigation examined the associations among implicit theories about the nature of relationships, information-seeking style, and the desire to reconcile. Participants included 217 individuals who were asked to recall a romantic relationship breakup that had occurred within 4 months of their participation in the study, and then complete a survey assessing implicit theories, information-seeking style, and desire for reconciliation.