Putting Your Best Face Forward

UBC Assistant Professor Dr. Elizabeth Dunn explains her theory putting your best face forward. Dr. Dunn explains that in initial interactions we do our best to be impressive whereas were not as likely to put in the necessary effort with intimate partners/friends.


Dr. Dunn focused her research on romantic couples and asked them to each put their best face forward in order to get along better with each other and feel more cheerful. How does Dr. Dunns theory take advantage of positive conscious emotions?