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dc.contributor.advisorCrowley, John
dc.contributor.authorWhitt, Joseph M.
dc.contributor.committeememberAoki, Eric
dc.contributor.committeememberRickard, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-27T03:57:19Z
dc.date.available2015-08-27T03:57:19Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description2015 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis research project is meant to supplement the extant literature on initial interaction between strangers. The central inquiries of this study examine whether individuals can reduce relational automaticity found in initial interactions and, in turn, embody more openness toward strangers. The study investigates the growing field of mindfulness practice, known for reducing behavioral automaticity and boosting pro-social effects, and determines how it impacts the relational outcomes in initial interaction. To accomplish this, it compares the performance of two experimental groups in initial interaction, one group that is exposed to a mindfulness treatment and one control. By analyzing the participants' uncertainty reduction strategies, this research aims to determine whether mindfulness plays a moderating role for uncertainty reduction in initial interaction.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierWhitt_colostate_0053N_12963.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/166997
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectinitial interaction
dc.subjectstrangers
dc.subjectuncertainty reduction theory
dc.subjectmindfulness
dc.subjecthomophily
dc.subjectuncertainty
dc.titleExamining mindfulness-based training effects upon uncertainty reduction in initial interaction between strangers
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thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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