Defensive Verbal Behavior Assessment

@inproceedings{Barrett2002DefensiveVB,
  title={Defensive Verbal Behavior Assessment},
  author={Lisa Feldman Barrett and N. Williams},
  year={2002}
}
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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