volume 1, issue 4, P453-480 1977
DOI: 10.1177/014544557714002
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Joseph D. Matarazzo, Arthur N. Wiens

Abstract: The interpersonal dynamics and therapeutic processes involved in behavior modification and in psychotherapy have features in common. Speech behavior of therapist and interviewee appears to be a vehicle for the study of such potential commonality. A review of the literature revealed seven studies which searched for interviewer and interviewee speech correlates of the level of empathy of the interviewer-therapist. Five of the seven studies reported a moderately strong positive correlation between one of several…

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