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Dynamics of social coordination: the synchronization of internal states in close relationships

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2005
Title: Dynamics of social coordination: the synchronization of internal states in close relationships.
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Name(s): Vallacher, Robin R., creator
Nowak, Andrzej, creator
Zochowski, Michal, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: ©2005 John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Extent: 35p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2182034 (digitool), FADT2182034 (IID), fau:2619 (fedora), 10.1075/is.6.1.04val (doi)
FAU Department/College: Department of Psychology Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Note(s): Close relationships are described in terms of the temporal coordination of behavior based on the similarity of partners’ internal states (e.g., moods, personality traits). Coupled nonlinear dynamical systems (logistic equations) were used to model the emergence, maintenance, and disruption of coordination in such relationships. For each system (partner), there was a control parameter corresponding to an internal state and a dynamical variable corresponding to behavior. Computer simulations investigated how the temporal coordination of behavior in a relationship reflects the similarity of partners’ control parameters and the strength of coupling (mutual influence between partners). Several types of coordination were observed, with in-phase synchronization occurring for strong coupling and similarity in internal states. In a variation of the model, each system could adjust its own control parameter to synchronize its dynamics with that of the other system. Simulation results provide insight into several topics in the study of close relations and group dynamics.
This is a post print of a peer reviewed article available from http://www.benjamins.com/cgi‐bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=IS And may be cited as Vallacher, Robin R., Andrzej Nowak, and Michal Zochowski (2005) Dynamics of social coordination: the synchronization of internal states in close relationships Interaction Studies, 6(1)35‐52 DOI: 10.1075/is.6.1.04val
Subject(s): Dynamics.
Psychology, Social.
Interpersonal relations --Mathematical models.
Interpersonal relations --Psychological aspects.
Psychometrics.
Nonlinear Dynamics.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/2182034
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/is.6.1.04val
Restrictions on Access: ©2005 John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Host Institution: FAU

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