Use of videotaped feedback in altering interpersonal perceptions of married couples: A therapy analogue

Richard I. Edelson, Edward Seidman

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Abstract

38 young married college-student couples participated in a therapy analog study designed to assess the effect of focused videotaped and verbal feedback, compared with that of verbal feedback only or of no feedback, as a means of altering interpersonal perception. The experiment followed a pretest-experimental-treatment-posttest design, with change measured by the perspectives of interactional behavior (using a modification and combination of Leary's Interpersonal Checklist and Laing's interpersonal perception method). Results indicate that videotaped feedback altered perceptions to a significantly greater degree than either of the other 2 conditions, with no significant differences between the effect of verbal feedback and no feedback. The changes occurred in perspectives pertaining to the self but not those pertaining to spouse. Implications and limitations of the results as they relate to marital and family therapy are discussed. (31 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-250
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1975

Keywords

  • focused videotaped &
  • verbal feedback, interpersonal perception, married couples in therapy analog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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