Publication details [#66432]

Palomares, Nicholas A. and Danielle Derman. 2019. Topic Avoidance, Goal Understanding, and Relational Perceptions: Experimental Evidence. Communication Research 46 (6) : 735–756.
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SAGE Publications


This study proposes experimental data that explore two constructs involved in topic avoidance—avoided topics and inferred goals that precipitate topic avoidance—and their effects on the relational perceptions of satisfaction, hurt, and distance in the context of friendship.