The effects of focused videotape feedback on family communication patterns displayed in problem-solving tasks

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Richard Maynor Blackstock (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Garrett Lange

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to investigate the effects of videotape feedback for normal families in facilitating a more equalitarian pattern of verbal interaction and better group and individual score performance when engaged in a problem-solving task requiring group consensus. It was hypothesized that families with adult members scoring low on the short-form dogmatism scale (Troldahl & Powell, 1965) and exposed to feedback from a videotape of their first group session would display more equalitarian patterns of verbal interaction from pretest to posttest than families comprising the other three groups (i.e., feedback group-high dogmatic; no feedback group-low dogmatic; and no feedback group-high dogmatic). In addition, it was hypothesized that videotape feedback for normal families would be instrumental in producing better group and individual score performance on the second of the two experimental tasks requiring group consensus.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Communication in families
Group problem solving
Feedback (Psychology)
Video tapes in psychotherapy

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