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Metacommunication

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

“The two of you might metacommunicate,” the facilitator said to the two vice presidents who were struggling with understanding each other. Their puzzled looks were punctuated by one of them asking, “What do you mean by ‘meta-comunicate’?” The facilitator replied, “Meta-communication ...

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