ERIC Number: EJ350369
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Double Bind: An Empirical Study of Responses to Inconsistent Communications.
Roy, Leena; Sawyers, Janet K.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v12 n4 p395-402 Oct 1986
Conducted an empirical study of communications in a mother-child context, studied cognitive, emotional, and metacommunicational responses to "subtle inconsistencies" and consistencies in communication in this context. Found subtle inconsistency to be more stressful, complex, and evocative of responses showing lack of metacommunication, than consistency. (Author/ABB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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