SAGE Journal Articles

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Freidman, N. (2005). Experiential Listening. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45, 217–238. doi:10.1177/0022167804274355

This article discusses the history of experiential listening with special attention to the work of Carl Rogers. His “feeling of response” is examined from the humanistic perspective of centered listening. The person is engaged in the process and by doing so is able to hear and understand more of the other person’s side. The person who hears the message connects the words to his/her own experiences. This creates more of a connection.

  1. Discuss the implications of experiential listening in conflict situations.
  2. Examine the rationale for relating to ones experiences.
  3. How is conflict resolution affected by good listening strategies?
  4. Discuss the Roger’s role in developing the theory of listening.


Ames, D. R., & Wazlawek, A. S. (2014). Pushing in the dark. No evidence for specific links between moral content and discrete emotions). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 40, 775–790. doi:10.1177/0146167214525474

This article works on the premise that most loving or caring relationships have some type of assertive behavior from one or both partners. Self-awareness is examined as a role that many do not realize they are in; as such a position causes reflection, and thus does not curb assertive behaviors. Prior work is examined of Pruit & Ruben, who had done extensive research on the subject. Subjects included MBA students who were randomly paired. These are responses to interpersonal conflict.

  1. Discuss the level of relationship comfort in an assertive communication exchange.
  2. Discuss the need for self-awareness in order to relate to other person(s).
  3. Examine the behavior patterns of assertive communicators.
  4. Explain the need to develop better skills to deal with assertive people.