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Unformatted text preview: (difficult with small kids). Degree of intimacy can be estimated by amount of fun family has, time together. 3) realize feelings & own them “I feel” pounding on table yelling “I never get angry” 4) Rehearsal in family sessions – one person enacts or expresses, others only observe & later give feedback (Ungame – excellent) 5) realize differences in communicators – mostly non-verbal vs. highly verbal cultural men often struggle with verbal communication of feelings Express Appreciation (Stinett’s 4 th characteristic) Many sincere complements (many “look for the dirt & overlook the diamonds”) Strong families are diamond hunters Appreciation is deepest craving in human nature (Wm. James – author of 1 st general psychology text) Words tend to produce what they praise (reinforcing, & self-fulfilling) Transmits inclusiveness & cohesiveness How to express appreciation” (Collins) Talking (mealtimes are good time) “Blessing” the kids/adults...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '10