If her partner is feeling more positive, she will tend to feel less positive, and vice versa.
He likes it, he says, hoping his time at the mall is nearing an end.
So does the woman head straight to the cash register and make the purchase? Chances are, her husband’s enthusiasm won’t be enough; she’ll want to try on a few more shirts first.
For the study, Randall analyzed the interaction of 44 heterosexual couples who were videotaped having a conversation about their shared lifestyle related to diet and health.
The couples were asked to watch the video back and, using a rating dial, provide momentary feedback about how they were feeling emotionally.
In the United States, an exception to this standard seems to be the business world.