A System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction (SAVI)

A System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction (SAVI)

By: Yvonne M. Agazarian (editor), Frances Carter (editor), Claudia Byram (editor)Paperback

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SAVI (pronounced savvy) is the acronym for the System of Analyzing Verbal Interaction whose development began in 1964. SAVI is an observation system that defines and codes 9 classes of verbal behavior both by the theoretical criteria of approaching or avoiding the problems inherent in communicating and by the focus of the communication: person or topic. Discussion of the system's construction, its core theories, and the research conducted with this instrument are detailed. The system is then applied to data from Group A, Session 3 (A. P. Beck [1970]).

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Yvonne M. Agazarian, Ed.D., FAGPA, FAPA, CGP, developed a theory of living human systems and its systems-centered practice. She has authored or co-authored six books and in 1997 she received the Group Psychologist of the Year award from the American Psychological Association, with the following citation: 'She exemplifies the finest in scholarship in the discipline of psychology...Her considerable body of work illustrates the highest blend of creativity and learning.'

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  • publication date: 30/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781782200796
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9781782200796
  • ISBN10: 1782200797

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