Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships

Interpersona is a peer-reviewed, semiannual (June and December), open access online journal on all kinds of human relationships, from weak ties to close relationships, and their relations with society and culture.

With an EDITORIAL BOARD formed by scholars from 65 countries the journal seeks to internationalize the investigation of human relationships. There is no charge for submitting or publishing in Interpersona.

Interpersona has already published ISSUES containing articles from 30 countries including Europe, North America, South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.

Interpersona is indexed in PubPsych, JournalTOCs, DOAJ, EBSCO, LATINDEX, PSICODOC, ProQuest Science Journals, Hinari – Research in Health (WHO-World Health Organization), ACNP – Catalogo Italiano der Periodici, The Journal Database, The ResearchBib Journal DatabaseAcademic Journals Database, Ulrichsweb - Global Serials Directory, and others.

Interpersona is published by PsychOpen, Leibniz-Institute for Psychology Information, Trier, Germany, on behalf of the International Center for Interpersonal Relationship Research, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Interpersona was founded in 2007 in order to make knowledge about human relationships accessible to a wider international readership and to foster the publication of research in the field conducted all over the world. In 2012, Interpersona changed to PsychOpen to foster the free and open exchange of information, to improve the visibility of relationship research, and to optimize the international reception and citation of knowledge about personal relationships.

Vol 8, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Young Adult South African Daughters’ Perceptions of Paternal Involvement and Nurturance PDF HTML
Sonja Wessels, Elmien Lesch 128-143
Telling a Family Culture: Storytelling, Family Identity, and Cultural Membership PDF HTML
Dena Huisman 144-158
New Perspectives on Emotional Contagion: A Review of Classic and Recent Research on Facial Mimicry and Contagion PDF HTML
Elaine Hatfield, Lisamarie Bensman, Paul D. Thornton, Richard L. Rapson 159-179
Are Differences Between Partners Always Detrimental? The Moderating Role of Future Connectedness PDF HTML
Simon Andrew Moss, Jasmine Dolan 180-192
Negative Changes in a Couple’s Relationship After a Child’s Death PDF HTML
Anneli Salakari, Marja Kaunonen, Anna Liisa Aho 193-209
Sex Differences and Individual Differences in Human Facilitative and Preventive Courtship PDF HTML
Steven Arnocky, Shafik Sunderani, Graham Albert, Kate Norris 210-221
Socio-Demographic Predictors of Loneliness Across the Adult Life Span in Portugal PDF HTML
Félix Neto 222-230
Friendship Characteristics, Threat Appraisals, and Varieties of Jealousy About Romantic Partners’ Friendships PDF HTML
Timothy R. Worley, Jennifer Samp 231-244
Mere Civility, or Genuine Forgiveness? Prosocial Consequences of Belief in Free Will PDF HTML
Patrick C. Carmody, Kristi C. Gordon 245-256
Change in Physical Attraction in Early Romantic Relationships PDF HTML
Victor Karandashev, Brittany Fata 257-267