S3E13: The Actor-Partner Interdependence Model


In today’s episode, Greg and Patrick talk about the rich array of models for testing hypotheses about mutual influences between people within a dyadic relationship. Along the way they also discuss bones to pick, red herrings, bad influences, cow nutrition, playing both sides of the ball, Deion Sanders, the mind’s eye, it’s not me it’s you, background guitar music, phantom variables and money laundering, Kenny from South Park, syllabus bullet points, Eeyore, free steak knives, and fouric relations.

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Web Resources


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Kenny, D. A., Kashy, D. A., & Cook, W. L. (2006). Dyadic data analysis. New York: Guilford Press.

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Ledermann, T., & Kenny, D. A. (2015). A toolbox with programs to restructure and describe dyadic data. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 997–1011.

Ledermann, T., & Kenny, D. A. (2017). Analyzing dyadic data with multilevel modeling versus structural equation modeling: A tale of two methods. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 442–452.

Ledermann, T.,Macho, S.,&Kenny, D. A. (2011). Assessing mediation in dyadic data using the actor-partner interdependence model. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 18, 595–612.


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