Attributions and Outcomes: Hurtful Communication in Families
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Attributions and Outcomes
behavior. What individuals who receive a hurt-evoking comment can do is make moves to cope
with their feelings (Vangelisti & Sprague, 1998). Coping is how people interpret and deal with
an emotion-eliciting event. Understanding the factors that may lead to constructive responses to
hurtful communication may provide insight on how to productively begin the coping process.