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Ch 20: WHAT/WHEN/WHO/WHY OF NAGGING IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Nagging – the goal is to persuade someone to perform (or stop performing) a behavior Persistent persuasion Steps of Nagging 1. A nagger givers a naggee a signal to perform (or stop performing) a specific behavior – such as taking out the trash 2. The naggee doesn’t comply or cooperate with the nagger 3. The nagger repeats the initial signal in further effort to gain the naggee’s compliance 4. The naggee responds by being noncompliant This continues until the nagger gives up, or the naggee gives in Noncompliance is necessary for the persuader to be persistent The persuader reacts by continuing to try to influence – doesn’t give up Nagger becomes more aggressive Usually starts as polite and turns to violence WHEN does nagging occur? People’s communicative behaviors are affected by behaviors of others A persuader may nag in response to actions of the naggee How a naggee reacts to a persuader’s initial influence messages can bring about and
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Unformatted text preview: continue the nagging behavior An individual who is not complying with a persuader can enact this noncompliance in 1 of 2 ways: Verbally noncompliant A persuasive target telling a persuader through words that he will not comply Saying “no” Behaviorally noncompliant Simply not doing what the persuader wants Continue activity without acknowledging request Ch 20: WHAT/WHEN/WHO/WHY OF NAGGING IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Saying “ok” but never doing the request WHO nags? Boyfriend, parents, teachers, friends, roommate Western culture – women nag more More of a feminine trait Less power – need to keep bother someone to get it done Women nag both men and women Men nag men more than women Men are said to have dominance over women WHY nag? To influence another Married couples: to gain the spouse’s compliance Out of concern and love Parents want to make sure children are safe Shows concern Nagging a spouse to take medicine, eat healthy, exercise Care for this person...
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