Cognition and Communication

  • Karen Zelan
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


In previous chapters questions of communication with young people have been the implicit or explicit topic when I discuss therapeutic intervention. The subject of this chapter is that proposed ways of talking to a young person ought to intersect his thinking mode. Any statement a clinician makes, especially the interpretation, must be phrased in words that young people can understand. Incomprehensible statements will not catch their attention or influence their thoughts.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Zelan
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  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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