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Listening

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

The average person does not actually speak for long periods in each day, and listening is the predominant interpersonal activity. It is crucially important in the formation, development, and maintenance of relationships. The child learns to listen before learning to speak, ...

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