Interpersonal Perception and Communication within Marital Dyads

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The present study examined the relationships among similarity, interpersonal perception and communicative behaviors in marriage. It was hypothesized that greater understanding, feelings of being understood, and realization of understanding would be associated with greater self-disclosure, use of more direct person control strategies, and use of less attention control strategies. It was further hypothesized that measuring feelings of being understood and realization of understanding, in addition to measuring understanding, would improve prediction of behavior. Finally, it was hypothesized that the contextual measure of understanding would better predict self-disclosure and interpersonal control than would global measures of understanding.

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Allen, Bruce W. (Bruce Wayne), 1958- December 1992.

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The present study examined the relationships among similarity, interpersonal perception and communicative behaviors in marriage. It was hypothesized that greater understanding, feelings of being understood, and realization of understanding would be associated with greater self-disclosure, use of more direct person control strategies, and use of less attention control strategies. It was further hypothesized that measuring feelings of being understood and realization of understanding, in addition to measuring understanding, would improve prediction of behavior. Finally, it was hypothesized that the contextual measure of understanding would better predict self-disclosure and interpersonal control than would global measures of understanding.

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Allen, Bruce W. (Bruce Wayne), 1958-. Interpersonal Perception and Communication within Marital Dyads, dissertation, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278953/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .