ERIC Number: ED168104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Evaluation of a Course in Reticence Management.
Glaser, Susan R.
A conversational skills training program for persons who admitted discomfort in most interpersonal situations and who found it difficult to initiate and maintain conversation was designed to teach these conversational behaviors: asking questions, expressing disagreement and agreement, paraphrasing, initiating conversations, giving compliments, and asking for behavior change. Instruction in each conversational behavior was conducted according to a curricular sequence that involved self-monitoring, observation of models, covert rehearsal, behavior rehearsal, and practice of target behaviors. Although the subjects were evaluated consistently throughout the program, a need for more systematic program evaluation was indicated. (References and classroom materials are appended.) (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conversation Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Los Angeles, California, February 18-21, 1979)