Chapter 9. Motivational Aspects of Empathic Accuracy

  1. Garth J. O. Fletcher and
  2. Margaret S. Clark
  1. William Ickes and
  2. Jeffry A. Simpson

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998557.ch9

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes

Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes

How to Cite

Ickes, W. and Simpson, J. A. (2007) Motivational Aspects of Empathic Accuracy, in Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal Processes (eds G. J. O. Fletcher and M. S. Clark), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470998557.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631212287

Online ISBN: 9780470998557

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Keywords:

  • motivational aspects;
  • relationships;
  • relational stability;
  • relational distress;
  • marital adjustment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Rule: Motivated Accuracy Helps Relationships

  • The First Exception: Sometimes Motivated Inaccuracy Helps Relationships

  • The Second Exception: Sometimes Motivated Accuracy Hurts Relationships

  • A Theoretical Integration of the Rule and Its Exceptions

  • Managing Empathic Accuracy in Close Relationships