Defensive Verbal Behavior Assessment

  title={Defensive Verbal Behavior Assessment},
  author={L. Barrett and Nathan L. Williams and G. Fong},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={776 - 788}
  • L. Barrett, Nathan L. Williams, G. Fong
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • The present investigation introduces a new way to measure the existence of self-protective cognitive strategies: defensive verbal behavior assessment (DVBA). In Study 1, the authors introduce the coding procedure for DVBA and demonstrate evidence for its interrater reliability and construct validity. In Study 2, the authors demonstrate that defensive verbal behavior is influenced both by characteristics of the person and by the situational context. Together, the two studies illustrate that (a… CONTINUE READING

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