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A Speech Interaction System

  • Joseph D. Matarazzo
  • Donald J. Kiesler
  • Arthur N. Wiens
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)

Abstract

In collaboration initially with G. Saslow, R. Matarazzo, and J. Phillips and more recently with A. Wiens and others, we have been concerned since 1955 with the analysis of interview material, focusing on the formal or interactional components of communication. We assume that “the very essence of diagnostic interview and psychotherapy material—interview content—is carried by durations of communicative action (utterances) and silence. Nevertheless, only in the very recent past have investigators seemed to concern themselves with the form (and other normative characteristics) of the distributions of these two basic and highly stable interview variables” (Matarazzo, Wiens, Matarazzo, & Saslow, 1968, p. 353).

Keywords

Social Skill Training Conversational Partner Empathic Understanding Interaction Recorder Speech Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph D. Matarazzo
    • 1
  • Donald J. Kiesler
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Wiens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical PsychologyOregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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