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ERIC Number: EJ021097
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Communicator Expertness and Changes in Word Meanings in Psychological Treatment
Sprafkin, Robert P.
J Counseling Psychol, 17, 3, 191-195, May '70
Results of an experiment to test predictions derived from balance theory about social influence and communication within a psychological treatment situation indicated that subjects changed their meanings of words when such changes were advocated by the counselors, and reported increased confidence when they apparently agreed with the counselors word meanings, regardless of the counselors level of expertise. (Author)
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