ERIC Number: EJ867216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
E-Priming the Listener: Sensitizing Students to Listening for Verbal Aggression
Hastings, Sally O.
International Journal of Listening, v23 n2 p153-166 2009
This paper argues that the concept of E-Prime (E') holds practical benefits to effective listening for students of interpersonal communication. In advancing this argument, the paper includes a concise review of relevant literature on E-Prime, defensiveness, and conflict, with particular emphasis on verbal aggression. The literature demonstrates that traditional imperatives to reduce listener defensiveness need careful consideration. In fact, offering unqualified assertions for listeners to reduce defensiveness may place students at undue risk for harm. This paper reviews pedagogical uses of E-Prime in interpersonal communication courses.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Listening Skills, Conflict, Verbal Communication, Labeling (of Persons), Aggression, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Linguistic Input, Language Attitudes, Defense Mechanisms
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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