The Creation of Defensiveness in Social Interaction II: A Model of Defensive Communication among Romantic Couples

@article{Becker2008TheCO,
  title={The Creation of Defensiveness in Social Interaction II: A Model of Defensive Communication among Romantic Couples},
  author={Jennifer A. H. Becker and Barbara L. Ellevold and G. W. H. Stamp},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={110 - 86}
}
  • Jennifer A. H. Becker, Barbara L. Ellevold, G. W. H. Stamp
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Communication Monographs
  • This investigation extends the work of Stamp, Vangelisti, and Daly (1992) and others by explicating the multifaceted process of defensive communication among romantic couples. Qualitative data were derived from self-reports about a distinct episode of defensive communication in individual interviews, as well as direct analysis of couples’ communication in joint interviews. The proposed theoretical model reflects a more comprehensive, holistic, and precise framework that accounts for the… CONTINUE READING

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