ERIC Number: ED216406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Can We Teach Reframing? An Empirical Test of a Communication Problem Solving Skill.
Osmunson, Stanley E.; Miller, Larry D.
Reframing, (redirecting or changing the perceptual experience of a situation by placing it in another frame that fits the facts equally well or better) is a relatively unique approach to interpersonal problem solving. A study was conducted to determine whether reframing could be taught as a self-help interpersonal problem-solving skill and to explore whether the sex of the subject would influence the ability to reframe. Subjects were 73 college students who were selected on the basis of their demonstrated inability to reframe. They were placed into either an experimental group that received training in reframing or a control group that received no training. Both groups completed a Double Bind Game posttest. The results indicated that reframing can be taught as a self-help skill and that sex did not influence an individual's ability to reframe interpersonal problem situations. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interpersonal Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (32nd, Boston, MA, May 2-5, 1982).