The new model of Cautious Processing
Trust, perceptions of risk, and evaluations of ambiguous relational events
Nairn, Stacey L.
University of Calgary, 2004
Ottawa : Library and Archives Canada = Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, 
Recent work in the area of risk and evaluations of transgressions and ambiguous events determined that relationship length appeared to moderate people's judgments of these incidents. Essentially, this study demonstrated that when short-term daters (i.e., relationships of 4 to 24 months) were exposed to the risks inherent in romantic relationships, they evaluated a subsequent relational event significantly more negatively than short-term control participants.