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Effects of Cognitive Complexity and Emotional Upset on Processing Supportive Messages: Two Tests of a Dual‐Process Theory of Supportive Communication Outcomes
We report tests of hypotheses derived from a theory of supportive communication outcomes that maintains the effects of supportive messages are moderated by factors influencing the motivation andExpand
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Bereaved Adults' Evaluations of Grief Management Messages: Effects of Message Person Centeredness, Recipient Individual Differences, and Contextual Factors
This study identifies grief management strategies that bereaved adults evaluate as more and less helpful, assesses whether the person centeredness of these strategies explains their helpfulness, andExpand
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Explaining the Impact of Attachment Style on Evaluations of Supportive Messages: A Dual-Process Framework
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This article reports tests of hypotheses derived from a theory of supportive message outcomes that maintains that the effects of supportive messages are moderated by factors influencing the motivation and ability to process these messages. Expand
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Are Gender Differences in Responses to Supportive Communication a Matter of Ability, Motivation, or Both? Reading Patterns of Situation Effects Through the Lens of a Dual-Process Theory
Women process information about support situations and messages more extensively than men, but little is known about whether these gender differences reflect underlying differences in processingExpand
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Comparing physically abusive, neglectful, and non-maltreating parents during interactions with their children: a meta-analysis of observational studies.
OBJECTIVE To clarify the nature and extent of differences in the ways that physically abusive, neglectful, and non-maltreating parents communicate during interactions with their children. METHOD AExpand
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Explaining Gender Differences in Responses to Supportive Messages: Two Tests of a Dual-Process Approach
We propose a comprehensive explanation for gender differences in responses to supportive communication grounded in a dual-process theory of communication outcomes. Two studies confirmed consistentExpand
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Testing a Dual-Process Theory of Supportive Communication Outcomes: How Multiple Factors Influence Outcomes in Support Situations
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We evaluated several predictions derived from a recently proposed dual-process theory of supportive communication outcomes. Expand
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Mothers' Trait Verbal Aggressiveness and Child Abuse Potential
Child physical abuse is a serious societal problem that communication scholars have been slow to address. This study explores whether a mother's trait verbal aggressiveness (VA) is associated withExpand
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Explaining Gender Differences in the Perception of Support Availability: The Mediating Effects of Construct Availability and Accessibility
Perceived support availability (PSA), a general belief about the likelihood that social support will be available when needed, is associated with numerous processes and outcomes of supportiveExpand
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