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Family Communication Patterns Theory
Ascan Koerner & Mary Anne Fitzpatrick

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: INTERPERSONAL MESSAGES


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Families’ repeated communication patterns orient family members toward a shared social reality. Conversation creates this shared reality through open discussion, whereas conformity orientation creates it through parental authority. The communication patterns experienced in childhood shape how people think, feel, and communicate throughout their lives. (Socio-psychological tradition)


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Families’ repeated communication patterns orient family members toward a shared social reality. Conversation creates this shared reality through open discussion, whereas conformity orientation creates it through parental authority. The communication patterns experienced in childhood shape how people think, feel, and communicate throughout their lives. (Socio-psychological tradition)


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