Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The present study examined cognitive biases in dating partners involved in long distance (LDR) and proximal (PR) romantic relationships; specifically, we investigated whether couple members are biased to believe their relationship type is "better." We also examined if LDRs and PRs differ in relationship variables including satisfaction, alternatives, and investments. Bias was measured using a modified version of the investment model scale (Rusbult et al., 1998). Participants completed the items from three different perspectives: their current relationship, their perception of the "average" PR, and the "average" LDR. Results showed that people in LDRs and PRs have more similarities than differences.
BF1 .M63 v. 20 no. 2 2015
Butler, Arielle C. and Goodfriend, Wind
"Long distance vs proximal romantic relationships: Predicting commitment, investments, and bias,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 20:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol20/iss2/4