Conflict and Dialectics: Perceptions of Dialectical Contradictions in Marital Conflict

  title={Conflict and Dialectics: Perceptions of Dialectical Contradictions in Marital Conflict},
  author={Larry A. Erbert},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={638 - 659}
  • Larry A. Erbert
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
This study examined the perceived importance of six basic dialectical contradictions to conflict episodes for 25 marital couples. Using a revised version of the Retrospective Interview Technique (RIT) and questionnaire data, marital couples were asked to recall important conflict episodes, coded for issue type, over a 1-year period. Following in-depth questions about the conflicts, a questionnaire was administered that asked participants to rate 6 basic dialectical contradictions according to… 
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