ERIC Number: ED046027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Conditioning Affective Verbalizations in an Initial Counseling Interview.
Crowley, Thomas J.
Emotional expressiveness is generally considered to be an important verbal behavior in the therapeutic interview. The purpose of this research was to examine, within the limits of a low structured, counseling-type situation and under conditions of response contingent and non-contingent reinforcement, the existance of two emotional affect-type response classes. The results suggest that positive emotional affect constitutes a response class within such a situation. In addition, it would appear that experimenters can be taught to attend a specific classes of verbal behavior, to apply reinforcement contingent upon their occurence, and to exercise a degree of control within an experimental interview. (Author)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Patterns, College Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Interviews, Psychological Patterns, Reinforcement, Responses, Verbal Communication
Thomas J. Crowley, College of Basic Studies, Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Boston Univ., MA.
Note: Paper presented at Annual American Educational Research Association Convention (New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)