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The Precarious Couple Effect

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, professor of psychology | May 15, 2012

(Part II of the series “When Not to Trust an Intuition of Compatibility”) Research shows that certain types of couples don’t work very well together. Bill Swann at UT Austin and his colleagues have identified one such type of couple, whom they dub the “Precarious Couple.” Precarious couples are the specific combination of a quiet, … Continue reading »