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Handbook of communication and social interaction skills
Contents: J.M. Wiemann, Foreword. J.O. Greene, B.R. Burleson, Preface. Part I:General Theoretical and Methodological Issues. S.R. Wilson, C.M. Sabee, Explicating Communicative Competence as aExpand
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The experience and effects of emotional support: What the study of cultural and gender differences can tell us about close relationships, emotion, and interpersonal communication
Theorists claim that emotional support is one of the most significant provisions of close relationships, and studies suggest that the receipt of sensitive emotional support is associated with diverseExpand
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How the comforting process works: Alleviating emotional distress through conversationally induced reappraisals
Publisher Summary For everyday hurts and hassles, the informal communicative assistance one receives from the network of personal relationships can be effective at helping one overcome various formsExpand
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Effects of Sex, Culture, and Support Type on Perceptions of Spousal Social Support: An Assessment of the “Support Gap” Hypothesis in Early Marriage
Several writers have suggested that a “support gap” characterizes modern marriages, with women receiving less support from their spouses than men receive from theirs. Although this support gapExpand
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Emotional support skills.
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Understanding the outcomes of supportive communication: A dual-process approach
Numerous factors affect the outcomes of supportive interactions, including aspects of the supportive message, the helper, the interaction context, and the recipient. This article proposes that theExpand
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Emotional Support Skill
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Explaining Variations in the Effects of Supportive Messages A Dual-Process Framework
Although some recipients benefit from exposure to sophisticated and sensitive support messages, the effects of these messages are moderated (sometimes substantially) by characteristics of theExpand
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The Development of Comforting Communication Skills in Childhood and Adolescence.
BURLESON, BRANT R. The Development of Comforting Communication Skills in Childhood and Adolescence. CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 1982, 53, 1578-1588. This study provides an analysis of the effects of age, sex,Expand
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