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The Obvious Secret of Interpersonal Influence in Families

In families, people attempt to determine how their families want them to behave by trying to figure out the motives of the others. However, when family members are themselves ambivalent about what they want, they give off a double message about this. When two members of a family misread one another, the double messages can go both ways. Interesting things then transpire. Read More

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David M. Allen, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee and author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders.

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