Explaining One's Self to Others: Reason-Giving in a Social Context

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Subject Index

A
Accounts, 3, 4, 11-15, 114, 167-169, 184
acceptability of, seeAccounts, evaluation of
aggravation-mitigation continuum, 172, see alsoAccounts, evaluation of and closure, 271
and coping, 264, 265
and politeness, 121-123
and social structure, 113, see alsoExplanation, and social structure
apology, 4, 112, 115, 118, 123, 227
as explanation, seeExplanation
background expectations, 173, see alsoAccounts, evaluation of
canonical form of sequence, see alsoAccounts, sequence
causality of agent in, 4, 6, 11, 13
coherence of, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, see alsoCoherence
communication of, seeExplanation, disclosure
concession, 4, 7, 9, 11, 112, 229, 230
construction of, 5, 6, 8-16, 25
context, see also Accounts, sequence
appraisals, 175, 178
distal, 175, 177, 178
goals, 179, 180
marital satisfaction, see Accounts, context, relational satisfaction
proximal, 175, 179
relational satisfaction, 177, 178
conversational approach, 113
defensiveness, 226, 237, 240, see also Accounts, sequence
disclosure, see Explanation, disclosure
episode, 167-181, 225-242, see also Accounts, context
evaluation of, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 114, 139-141, 143, 144, 173, 176, 177, 184, 188-190, 225-227, 231, 283, 292
and audience characteristics, 193
and informational uncertainty, 193
and message-communicator characteristics, 190-192
and outcome importance, 193
and outcome negativity, 193
and perceived adequacy, 192
and perceived sincerity, 192
and situational factors, 192, 193
excuses, 4-9, 11, 112, 114, 115, 118, 121, 122, 124, 131-146, 172, 184, 227, 229, 230, 281-283, 292, 293
and impression management, 133, see also Impression management
and lie detection, 139, 140
and lying, see Accounts, excuses, and substitution
and substitution, 132, 139
antecedents, 135, see also Accounts, sequence

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