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What Type of Communication during Conflict is Beneficial for Intimate Relationships?

Title: What Type of Communication during Conflict is Beneficial for Intimate Relationships?.
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Name(s): Overall, Nickola C, author
McNulty, James K, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2017-02-01
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: What constitutes effective communication during conflict? Answering this question requires (a) clarifying whether communication expresses opposition versus cooperation and is direct versus indirect, (b) assessing the mechanisms through which communication effects relationships, and (c) identifying the contextual factors that determine the impact of communication. Recent research incorporating these components illustrates that direct opposition is beneficial when serious problems need to be addressed and partners are able to change, but can be harmful when partners are not confident or secure enough to be responsive. In contrast, cooperative communication involving affection and validation can be harmful when serious problems need to changed, but may be beneficial when problems are minor, cannot be changed, or involve partners whose defensiveness curtails problem solving.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28025652 (IID), 10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.03.002 (DOI), PMC5181851 (PMCID), 28025652 (RID), 28025652 (EID)
Keywords: Communication, Conflict behavior, Context, Problem resolution, Relationship conflict
Grant Number: R03 HD058314
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5181851.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28025652
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Current opinion in psychology.
2352-250X
Issue: vol. 13

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Overall, N. C., & McNulty, J. K. (2017). What Type of Communication during Conflict is Beneficial for Intimate Relationships? Current Opinion In Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28025652