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Emotional Communication

  • By: Sally Planalp
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Emotional communication refers to the process of using messages to exchange information about and to influence each other's emotional states. Messages may be direct verbal and nonverbal expressions of emotion (e.g., smiling and saying, “I'm so happy!”), but ...

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