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ERIC Number: ED188273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 35
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Interpersonal Communication Behaviors and Self-Actualizing Values: A Conceptual Framework.
Macklin, Thomas
This report addresses the relationship between self-actualizing values and interpersonal communication behaviors. After a discussion of behavioristic and humanistic frameworks for social science research, the paper explains Abraham Maslow's and Carl Roger's concepts of self-actualization as the tendency toward completing and perfecting one's capacities. Five self-actualizing values are noted, including valuing, feeling, self-perception, synergistic awareness, and interpersonal sensitivity; these are then related to five interpersonal communication behaviors: expressiveness, self-disclosure, empathic understanding, validation, and metacommunication. Research is cited to show that interpersonal communication behaviors vary as a function of one's degree of self-actualization: self-actualizing individuals tend to exhibit increased understanding, congruent and more expressive communication, and unique and creative communication. (DF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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