Levi R. Baker

There are 24 included publications by Levi R. Baker :

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Adding Insult to Injury: Partner Depression Moderates the Association Between Partner-Regulation Attempts and Partners’ Motivation to Resolve Interpersonal Problems 2015 4 Intimates regularly confront their partners to motivate them to change undesirable behaviors.Nevertheless, contextual perspectives suggest that qualities of the partner may determine theimplications of such attempts. Consistent with these ideas, a pi...
The Association Between Discontinuing Hormonal Contraceptives and Wives’ Marital Satisfaction Depends on Husbands’ Facial Attractiveness 2014 1 How are hormonal contraceptives (HCs) related to marital wellbeing? Some work suggests HCssuppress biological processes associated with women’s preferences for partner qualitiesreflective of genetic fitness, qualities that may be summarized by facial...
Attachment anxiety and the curvilinear effects of expressive suppression on individuals’ and partners’ outcomes 2022 14 Suppressing the expression of negative emotions tends to undermine individuals’ and their partners’ wellbeing. However, sometimes expressive suppression may be relatively innocuous given that individuals commonly withhold negative emotions in order t...
Attachment insecurity and infidelity in marriage 2013 30 Attachment theory provides a useful framework for predicting marital infidelity. However, most research has examined the association between attachment and infidelity in unmarried individuals, and we are aware of no research that has examined the rol...
The changing tides of attractive alternatives in romantic relationships: Recent societal changes compel new directions for future research 2021 8 Societal changes over recent decades have drastically transformed the frequency and manner in which people are exposed to attractive alternative relationship partners, arguably resulting in such alternatives posing a greater threat to committed relat...
Does support need to be seen? Daily invisible support promotes next day relationship well-being 2018 1 Direct and overt visible support promotes recipients’ relationship satisfaction but can also exacerbate negative mood. In contrast, subtle and indirect invisible support can bypass costs to mood, but it is unclear whether it undermines or boosts rela...
Expectations for Future Relationship Satisfaction: Unique Sources and Critical Implications for Commitment 2017 4 Contemporary perspectives on relationship commitment posit that intimates decide whether or not to maintain a relationship based on their commitment to that relationship, and that they base such commitment partially on their current satisfaction with...
Gratitude increases the motivation to fulfill a partner’s sexual needs 2020 9 Maintaining sexual satisfaction is a critical, yet challenging, aspect of most romantic relationships. Although prior research has established that sexual communal strength (SCS)—i.e., the extent to which people are motivated to be responsive to thei...
Gratitude increases recipients’ commitment through automatic partner evaluations, yet unreciprocated gratitude decreases commitment through deliberative evaluations 2020 1 Feelings of gratitude motivate intimates to maintain valuable relationships. However, it is unknown whether expressions of gratitude similarly increase recipients’ relationship commitment. Two experiments tested the idea that expressions of gratitude...
How Do Relationship Maintenance Behaviors Affect Individual Well-Being?: A Contextual Perspective 2012 22 How do relationship maintenance behaviors affect individual well-being? Given that people who invest time and effort toward achieving important goals see their outcomes as more reflective of their skills and abilities than do people who invest less t...
Implicit Self-Evaluations Predict Changes in Implicit Partner Evaluations 2014 36 Do people who feel good about themselves have better relations with others? Although the notion that they do is central to both classic and modern theories, there is little strong evidence to support it. We argue that one reason for the lack of evide...
Look but don’t touch?: Self-regulation determines whether noticing attractive alternatives increases infidelity 2019 2 People regularly encounter tempting alternatives to their relationship partners, and it has been argued that paying attention to desirable alternatives increases the risk of infidelity. However, whether the temptation of noticing attractive alternati...
Partners’ depressive symptoms moderate the effects of expressive suppression 2018 3 Suppressing emotional expressions can hide one’s needs from relationship partners and thus prevent partners from providing support. Nevertheless, suppressing expressions may help people maintain more favorable evaluations of partners who are ultimate...
Personal and couple level risk factors: Maternal and paternal parent-child aggression risk 2017 4 Previous literature examining parent-child aggression (PCA) risk has relied heavily uponmothers, limiting our understanding of paternal risk factors. Moreover, the extent to whichfactors in the couple relationship work in tandem with personal vulnera...
Predicting parent-child aggression risk in mothers and fathers: Role of emotion regulation and frustration tolerance 2017 1 Predicting parent-child aggression risk in mothers and fathers: Role of emotion regulation and frustration tolerance
A Psychophysiological Mechanism Underlying Women’s Weight-Management Goals: Women Desire and Strive for Greater Weight Loss Near Peak Fertility 2015 1 Three studies demonstrated that conception risk was associated with increased motivations to manage weight. Consistent with the rationale that this association is due to ovulatory processes, Studies 2 and 3 demonstrated that it was moderated by hormo...
The Relationship Problem Solving (RePS) Model: How partners influence one another to resolve relationship problems 2019 2 In this article, we synthesize existing literatures across numerous domains to introduce a novel model—the Relationship Problem Solving (RePS) model—for understanding the process through which romantic partners influence one another to resolve relati...
Remaining in a situationally aggressive relationship:The role of relationship self-efficacy 2016 4 Relationship self-efficacy (RSE) is the belief that one can resolve relationship conflicts, and it may lead victims of situational violence to remain in their relationships because they expect to minimize subsequent violence. Indeed, a longitudinal s...
Romantic partners’ working memory capacity facilitates relationship problem resolution through recollection of problem-relevant information 2020 625 Intimates often discuss the causes of, and solutions to, their relationship problems with their partners, and this information can shape partners’ behavior and thus facilitate problem resolution. Partners’ ability to encode and later recall such disc...
Self-compassion and relationship maintenance: The Moderating Roles of Conscientiousness and Gender 2011 38 Should intimates respond to their interpersonal mistakes with self-criticism or with self-compassion? Although it is reasonable to expect self-compassion to benefit relationships by promoting self esteem, it is also reasonable to expect self-compassi...
Shyness and marriage: Does shyness shape even established relationships? 2010 69 Do shy people struggle to maintain their relationships just as they struggle to develop them? The current research addressed this question through one cross-sectional and one longitudinal study in which recently married couples reported their levels ...
Shyness and online social networking services 2010 88 Online social networking services are Internet websites that allow individuals to learn about and communicate with others. This study investigated the association between use of these websites and friendship quality for individuals varying in shyness...
When couples disagree: Predicting informant differences in adults’ emotion regulation 2019 23 Objectives Investigations of emotion regulation, which includes both subjective affect and observable behaviors, could benefit from widespread adoption of multi-informant approaches. Currently, informants are infrequently used when studying adults, d...
When low self-esteem encourages behaviors that risk rejection to increase interdependence: The role of relational self-construal 2013 85 Increasing interdependence in an intimate relationship requires engaging in behaviors that risk rejection, such as expressing affection and asking for support. Who takes such risks and who avoids them? Although several theoretical perspectives sugges...