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ERIC Number: EJ391824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Behavioral Complexity Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Effects of Cognitive Complexity and Message Complexity on Impressions of the Source of Comforting Messages.
Samter, Wendy; And Others
Human Communication Research, v15 n4 p612-29 Sum 1989
Examines whether cognitive complexity and behavioral complexity exert significant effects on impression differentiation. Finds that, while individuals exposed to behaviorally complex messages tended to form more differentiated impressions of the message source, the effect of complex messages on source differentiation was strongest for persons with highly complex interpersonal construct systems. (MS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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