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Title:The development of interpersonal relationships in individuals with schizophrenia: A transactional framework
Author(s):Nisenson, Laura Gail
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Berenbaum, Howard
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Mental Health
Psychology, Clinical
Abstract:Three student research assistants spent six weeks at an inpatient psychiatric facility. The research assistants were instructed to form two-week long relationships with 15 patient participants. Students were assigned to no more than six patients during any one two-week period. At the beginning and end of each two-week relationship period, interactions between students and patients were videotaped, and students' negative and positive responses to patients were measured. There were stable individual differences among patients in the degree to which they were liked by the students, and in how frequently students made negative comments about patients. There were individual differences among students in the degree to which they responded positively to patients. In addition, interaction partners' negative responses to patients increased over time. Finally, patient strangeness and pleasantness of conversational content were associated with the negative responses of students.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Nisenson, Laura Gail
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702625
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702625

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