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© ISRE and SAGE. To what extent does the level of overlap between social appraisal and social referencing depend upon the particular definitions adopted when following different research agendas? I argue that processes of both kinds fall under the more inclusive heading of relation alignment. Relation alignment also covers emotional influence that is not mediated by the communication of appraisal. Similarities, interdependences, and distinctions between these various relation-alignment processes warrant further investigation.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/1754073916669597

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emotion Review

Publication Date

01/07/2017

Volume

9

Pages

263 - 265