metacommunication

metacommunication

[-kəmyo̅o̅′nikā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, meta + L, communicare, to inform
communication that indicates how verbal information should be interpreted; stimuli surrounding the verbal communication that also have meaning, which may or may not be congruent with that of or support the verbal talk. It may support or contradict verbal communication.
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Essentially, Bader believes that his using humour serves as a metacommunication about his own internal psychological state and this, when experienced by the client, fosters safety and confidence in the relationship.
Time and again in the metacommunication in the debates studied, family members, residents, and nursing home employees complained about not getting accurate and complete information from their elected officials.
These often chronic communication patterns can only be changed, they argued, by metacommunication, that is, communication about the communication.
Play and Ritual: Complementary Frames of Metacommunication.
This can be evidenced by their metacommunication at the close of the project:
But the thinness of his view is evidenced when, as an instance of questions raised by the topos of cultural rhetorics, he can only raise the issue of metacommunication across cultural divides about ideal forms of communication.
He identifies strategies for structuring the classroom environment, communicating class routines and expectations, and cultivating a growth mindset; intervention strategies like active listening, metacommunication, encouragement and feedback, and ignoring behavior; strategies for developing social and emotional intelligence, including self-regulation, recognizing feelings in the self and others, calming oneself, social awareness, and developing relationships; and strategies to try when nothing else works, such as puppets, music, wiggle seats, and aromatherapy.
They were interested in looking at the metacommunication strategies used by the children.
2009): Fun with frames: Exploring metacommunication and real media frames in South Park's fake news.
The Phatic Function in Translation: Metacommunication as a Case in Point.