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Advice for giving advice: how to preserve relational wellness in supportive interactions
Journal Title: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Author/s: Ilaria Riccioni, Ramona Bongelli, Andrzej Zuczkowski 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 193-206 FullText PDF:  216 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2015-001012
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The study presents an analysis of giving advice activity in Italian natural troubles talk exchanges, exploring the possible impact of mitigation strategies and speakers’ epistemic management. The main findings of our study show that an advice coming after an explicit request, although unmitigated, is normally followed by addressees’ alignment, while a mitigated advice, if not requested, is prevalently followed by misalignment. Such results suggest how relevant the speakers’ agreement in the management and negotiation of their reciprocal epistemic positions (less knowledgeable/more knowledgeable) is for the conversational outcomes and for the relational well-being.
Keywords: Giving advice, troubles talk, mitigation, epistemic positions, alignment/ misalignment

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Ilaria Riccioni, Ramona Bongelli, Andrzej Zuczkowski, Advice for giving advice: how to preserve relational wellness in supportive interactions in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2015, pp. 193-206, DOI:10.3280/RIP2015-001012

   

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