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I’ve been thinkin’ bout you : socially distant relationship pursuit during COVID-19

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VALSHTEIN, Timothy J., Elizabeth R. MUTTER, Peter M. GOLLWITZER, Gabriele OETTINGEN, 2022. I’ve been thinkin’ bout you : socially distant relationship pursuit during COVID-19. In: Current Psychology. Springer. ISSN 1046-1310. eISSN 1936-4733. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s12144-022-03555-4

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