- Kirsten Johnson, Northeastern Univ.
- Judith Hall, Northeastern Univ.
We hypothesized those who more frequently experience family conflict would enjoy a confrontational experience, accurately judge their counterpart’s emotions, and skillfully handle conflict. To test this, we examined individuals in a role-played conflict (N = 56 dyads). Family conflict positively predicted in-conflict enjoyment and emotion recognition accuracy but not conflict-handling skill.