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Dunbar, Norah E.; Abra, Gordon – Counseling Psychologist, 2012
Smith, Vogel, Madon, and Edwards' (2011) recent article tested dyadic power theory (DPT) by examining the use of touch as a compliance-gaining tactic in the conflicts of married couples. In this response, we raise a methodological issue about the touch behaviors examined by Smith et al. and also pose a theoretical critique that their test of DPT…
Descriptors: Counseling Psychology, Marriage Counseling, Caseworker Approach, Interpersonal Communication