Joan Jurich

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This essay discusses problematic integration (PI) theory, a general perspective on the nature of the dynamic relationship between communication and tensions among expectations and desires and considers the relevance and potential value of PI theory to questions foundational to the field of communication research. The paper begins with a discussion of the(More)
A sample of 85 HIV-infected Americans completed a questionnaire that assessed coping styles, depression, and physical illness. We examined the relationships of emotion-focused coping and problem-focused coping to depression and physical illness. A two-way analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for emotion-focused coping on depression: Those(More)
This research project was designed to investigate the possibility that asking subjects to respond in a mature manner when they take the Washington University Sentence Completion Test of Ego Development (WUSCTED) would result in higher test scores and improve the test-retest reliability of the measure. The results showed that there was a significant increase(More)
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