"I Have Good News and Bad News:" The Effects of Power Imbalances and Physical Distance on News-givers' Use of Blended News Delivery

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Legg, Angela M.;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Social psychology | Psychology | Personality psychology | Anxiety | Communication | Empathy | Giving bad news | News givers | Power imbalance

People dislike giving bad news, and one strategy they use to ease the process is to pair bad news with some good news, a phenomenon called blended news delivery. Often, blended news arrives from people in power positions such as physicians, managers, or teachers. But fo... View more
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