Content Analysis of Verbal Behavior in Psychotherapy Research: A Comparison Between Two Methods

  • Fernando Lolas
  • Erhard Mergenthaler
  • Michael von Rad


Content analysis of verbal behavior is a research technique for making inferences by systematically and objectively identifying specified characteristics in spoken or written language. By developing categories of speech units, content analytic procedures are designed to specify judgmental processes and transform intuitive evaluations into explicit rules (9, 16).


Verbal Behavior Content Category Death Anxiety Emotional Meaning Psychotherapy Research 
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  • Fernando Lolas
  • Erhard Mergenthaler
  • Michael von Rad

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