Uses and Limitation of Continuous-Time Models to Examine Dyadic Interactions

  • Joel S. SteeleEmail author
  • Joseph E. Gonzales
  • Emilio Ferrer


In this chapter we present an application of the exact discrete model, first proposed by Bergstrom, to model daily interactions among romantic couples. The theoretical model is based on work by Felmlee and Greenberg (J Math Soc 23(3):155–180, 1999), which specifies that change in affect results from the combination of a weighted difference between long-term expectations and daily ratings as well as daily ratings between partners in the dyad. To verify the correct specification, we used simulated models using the LSDE SAS/IML package developed by Singer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel S. Steele
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joseph E. Gonzales
    • 2
  • Emilio Ferrer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MassachusettsLowellUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

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