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Chapter 3 - Simplifying the complexity of interpersonal emotion dynamics with regression graphics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 September 2018

Ashley K. Randall
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
Dominik Schoebi
Affiliation:
Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
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This chapter shows how to evaluate the assumptions that underlie dynamical systems modeling often applied to dyadic outcomes, and how to communicate the results; both through graphical methods.  First the chapter provides a conceptual overview of dynamical systems theory (DST) as applied to interpersonal emotion processes. This conceptual framework is then integrated into regression logic wherein the assumptions of regression are merged with the assumptions of DST. The chapter then goes through an example using second-by-second heart rate taken from a couple over a ten-minute period. Each time series are examined individually and then simultanouslysimultaneously. Special attention is given towards the role of set points, stability, coupling, and nonlinear dynamics, all of which are of particular importance within the interpersonal emotion circumstance.  Syntax for all the figures are provided in R. 
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Print publication year: 2018

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