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Communibiology and Verbal Traits


Why We Communicate The Ways We Do A Communibiological Perspective

This is the text of the lecture given by James C. McCoskey in 1997 as the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture presented to the National Communication Association in which McCroskey provides a description of his Communibiological Model.

It's in our nature: verbal aggressiveness as temperamental expression. Michael J. Beatty and James C. McCroskey. Communication Quarterly, Fall 1997 v45 n4 p446(15).

Beatty and McCroskey draw on the work of psychobiologists to frame their Communibiological Model of Trait Verbal Aggressiveness. The theory holds that verbal aggressiveness is an expressions of inborn, biological functioning. InfoTrac.

An Empirical Test of A Communibiological Model of Trait Verbal Aggressiveness. Kristin Marie Valencic, Michael J. Beatty, Jill E. Rudd, Jean A. Dobos and Alan D. Heisel. Communication Quarterly, Summer 1998 v46 i3 p327(1).

The purpose of this study was to test Beatty and McCroskey's communibiological model of trait verbal aggressiveness. In general, this model views trait verbal aggressiveness as an expression of temperament; specifically, that trait verbal aggressiveness represents two thresholds for the fight or flight (FFS) neurobiological system. This model further contends that behavioral inhibition circuitry (BIS) moderates FFS activation by tempering aggressive impulses, otherwise FFS activation would manifest itself in the form of physical rather than verbal attacks. InfoTrac.

Verbal aggression in sibling relationships. Matthew M. Martin, Carolyn M. Anderson, Patricia A. Burant and Keith Weber Communication Quarterly, Summer 1997 v45 n3 p304(14).

This study focused on verbal aggression in sibling relationships. The study examined the relationship between (a) verbal aggressiveness with satisfaction and interpersonal trust, (b) the relationship between teasing and verbal aggressiveness, (c) whether people more satisfied with their siblings report that receiving verbal aggression is more personally hurtful, and (d) whether sibling sex influenced verbal aggression in the relationship. InfoTrac

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