Title

Interpersonal Feedback: A Social Relations Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2006

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The social relations model (SRM; Kenny, 1994) is a statistical model for studying interpersonal perception and behavior that can be meaningfully applied to the group therapy situation. It consists of four primary components that correspond to (a) the general emotional or attitudinal climate of the g-roup, (b) the perspective of the perceiver providing the feedback, (c) the group's consensual view of the target who receives the feedback, and (d) the unique relationship between the perceiver and the target. Because of its rigor and specificity, the components of the SRM may serve as a heuristic for thinking about interpersonal feedback in group therapy. A case example is used to demonstrate how an SRM perspective could guide therapists' ways of conceptualizing feedback.

Publication Title

International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

Volume

56

Issue

2

First Page

173

Last Page

189