Janet Beavin Bavelas

 

Publications: Books

Watzlawick, P., Beavin, J., & Jackson, D. D. (1967). Pragmatics of Human Communication. A study of interactional patterns, pathologies, and paradoxes. New York: Norton.  ⚠Errors in Foreword to Paperback Edition (July 2011)

Translations: German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Greek.

Bavelas, J. B. (1978). Personality: Current theory and research. Monterey, Calif.: Brooks/Cole.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Chovil, N., & Mullett, J. (1990). Equivocal communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

 

Articles, Chapters, and Other (most recent first)

In Press

Bavelas, J. B., & Chovil, N. Some pragmatic functions of conversational facial gestures. Accepted for Gesture.

Published

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., & Healing, S. (2017). Doing mutual understanding. Calibrating with micro-sequences in face-to-face dialogue. Journal of Pragmatics, 121, 91-112.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., Healing, S., & Tomori, C. (2017). Microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue (MFD). In D. L. Worthington & G. Bodie (Eds.), The Sourcebook of Listening Methodology & Measurement (pp. 445-452). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Holler, J., & Bavelas, J. B. (2017). On the Multi-Modal Communication of Common Ground - A review and examination of social functions. In R. B. Church, M. W. Alibali, & S. Kelly (Eds.), Why gesture? How the hands function in speaking, thinking, and communicating (pp. 213-240). Amsterdam NL: Benjamins.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., Healing, S., & Tomori, C. (2016). Microanalysis of Face-to-face Dialogue. An Inductive Approach. In C. A. VanLear & D. J. Canary (Eds.), Researching communication interaction behavior: A sourcebook of methods and measures (pp. 129-157). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., & Healing, S. (2014). Effects of dialogue on demonstrations: Direct quotations, facial portrayals, hand gestures, and figurative references. Discourse Processes, 51, 619-655.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., & Healing, S. (2014). Hand gestures and facial displays in conversational interaction. In T. Holtgraves (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of language and social psychology (pp. 111-130). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., & Healing, S. (2014). Including facial gestures in gesture-speech ensembles. In M. Seyfeddinipur & M. Gullberg (Eds.), From gesture in conversation to visible action as utterance. Essays in honor of Adam Kendon (pp. 15-34). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Bavelas, J.B., De Jong, P., Smock Jordan, S., & Korman, H. (2014). The theoretical and research basis of co-constructing meaning in dialogue. Journal of Solution-focused Brief Therapy, 2 (no.2), 1-24.

Bavelas, J.B., S. Smock Jordan, H. Korman, & P. De Jong. (2014). Is solution-focused brief therapy different? Family Therapy Magazine, 13, 19-23.

Bavelas, J. B., & Smock Jordan, S. (Eds). (2014). Introduction to special issue on "SFBT contributions to practice-oriented research. Part II: Changing the language of clinical practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 33, 30-32.

Gerwing, J., & Bavelas, J. (2013). The social interactive nature of gestures: Theory, assumptions, methods, and findings. In C. Müller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S.H. Ladewig, D. McNeill, & S. Tessendorf (Eds.), Body-language-communication, Volume I, Contemporary approaches (Ch. IV, no. 51, pp. 816-831). Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

Smock Jordan, S., & Bavelas, J. B. (Eds.). (2013). Introduction to special issue on "SFBT contributions to practice-oriented research. Part I: Microanalysis of communication." Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 14-17.

De Jong, P., Bavelas, J. B., & Korman, H. (2013). An introduction to using microanalysis to observe co-construction in psychotherapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 18-31.

Korman, H., Bavelas, J. B., & De Jong, P. (2013). Microanalysis of formulations in solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 32-46.

Smock Jordan, S., Froerer, A., & Bavelas, J. B. (2013). Microanalysis of positive and negative content in solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy expert sessions. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32, 47-60.

Bavelas, J. B., & Healing, S. (2013). Reconciling the effects of mutual visibility on gesturing. A review. Gesture, 13, 63-92.

McKergow, M. (2013). Fifty years of the interactional view - an interview with Janet Bavelas. InterAction, 5, 92-116.

Bavelas, J. B. (2012). Memories of Steve & Insoo. In M. Vogt, F. Wolf, P. Sundman, & H. H. Dreesen (Eds.), Begegnungen mit Steve de Shazer und Insoo Kim Berg (pp. 29-32). Basel: Verlag Modernes Lernen. Original in German.

Bavelas, J.B., De Jong, P., Korman, H., & Smock Jordan, S. (2012). Beyond Back-channels: A Three-step Model of Grounding in Face-to-face Dialogue.

Healing, S., & Bavelas, J. (2011). Can questions lead to change? An analogue experiment. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 30 (4), 30-47.

Bavelas, J. (2011). Connecting the Lab to the Therapy Room: Microanalysis, Co-construction, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. In C. Franklin, T. Trepper, W. J. Gingerich, & E. McCollum (Eds.), Solution-focused Brief Therapy: From Practice to Evidence-Informed Practice (pp. 144-162). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Bavelas, J.B., & Gerwing, J. (2011). The listener as addressee in face-to-face dialogue. International Journal of Listening.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, G., Allison, M., & Sutton, C. (2011). Dyadic Evidence for Grounding with Abstract Deictic Gestures. In Stam, G., Ishino, M., & Ashley, R. (Eds.), Integrating gestures: The Interdisciplinary Nature of Gesture (pp. 49-60). Amsterdam: Benjamins (Gesture Studies series).

Bavelas, J. B., & Gerwing, J. (2010). [Experimental microanalysis of addressees in face-to-face dialogue.] (pp. 39-59). In M. Mizzau & L. Lugli (Eds.), L’ascolto [Listening] (pp. 39-59). Il Mulino: Bologna. English version.

Bavelas, J. B., (2009). Equivocation. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships, Vol. 1 (pp. 537-539). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Del Vento, A., Bavelas, J.B., Healing, S., MacLean, G., & Kirk, P. (2009). An experimental investigation of the dilemma of delivering bad news. Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 443-449.

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, J., Sutton, C., & Prevost, D. (2008). Gesturing on the telephone: Independent effects of dialogue and visibility. Journal of Memory and Language 58, 495-520.

Bavelas, J. B. (2007). Writing with Paul: A tribute to Paul Watzlawick. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33, 295-297.

Bavelas, J.B. (2007). Face-to-face dialogue as a micro-social context. In S. D. Duncan, J. Cassell, & E.T. Levy (Eds.), Gesture and the dynamic dimension of language.  Essays in honor of David McNeill (pp. 127-146).  Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Tomori, C., & Bavelas, J. B. (2007). Using microanalysis of communication to compare solution-focused and client-centered therapies. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. [special issue on solution-focused brief therapy].

Bavelas, J. B., & Gerwing, J. (2007). Conversational hand gestures and facial displays in face-to-face dialogue. In K. Fiedler (Ed.), Social communication (pp. 283-308). New York: Psychology Press [Frontiers of Social Psychology Series].

Bavelas, J. B., & Chovil, N. (2006). Hand gestures and facial displays as part of language use in face-to-face dialogue. In V. Manusov & M. Patterson (Eds.), Handbook of nonverbal communication (pp. 97-115). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bavelas, J. B. (2005). The two solitudes: Reconciling Social Psychology and Language and Social Interaction. In K. Fitch & R. Sanders (Eds.), Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (pp. 179-200). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

McGee, D. R., Del Vento, A., & Bavelas, J. B. (2005). An interactional model of questions as therapeutic interventions. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31, 371-384.

Simultaneous publication in Spanish. in Sistemas Familiares (2004, 20, 51-66).

Bavelas, J. B. (2004). An analysis of formal apologies by Canadian churches to First Nations. Occasional Paper No. 1, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

Bavelas, J.B. (2004). An analysis of formal apologies by Canadian churches to First Nations. With a preface by Janet Bavelas and James Gerwing to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2012).

Bavelas, J. B. (2004). Foreword. In L.E. Rogers and V. Escudero (Eds.), Relational communication. An interactional perspective to the study of process and form (pp ix-xi). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Gerwing, J., & Bavelas, J.B. (2004). Linguistic influences on gesture’s form. Gesture, 4, 157-195.

Bavelas, J. B., & Gerwing, J. (2003). Review of D. McNeill (Ed.), Language and gesture. In Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 13, 128-130.

Bavelas, J. B., Coates, L., & Johnson, T. (2002). Listener responses as a collaborative process: The role of gaze. Journal of Communication, 52, 566-580.

Bavelas, J. B., Kenwood, C., Johnson, T., & Phillips, B. (2002). An experimental study of when and how speakers use gestures to communicate.Gesture, 2, 1-17.

Bavelas, J. B., Kenwood, C., & Phillips, B. (2002). Discourse analysis. In M. Knapp & J. Daly (Eds.), Handbook of Interpersonal Communication (3rd ed., pp. 102-129). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bavelas, J. B. (2001). Foreword. In J. B. Cunningham, Researching organizational values and beliefs. The Echo approach (pp. vii-xi). Westport, CT: Quorum.

Bavelas, J. B. (2001). [Foreword; in Japanese]. In K. Wakashima, [Clinical psychology and communication: Invitation to clinical psychological linguistics] (pp. 3-4). Tokyo: Kokuju.

Bavelas, J. B., & Coates, L. (2001). Is it sex or assault? Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 10, 29-40. [special issue on sexual assault].

Bavelas, J. B. (2000). Nonverbal aspects of fluency. In H. Riggenbach (Ed.), Perspectives on fluency (pp. 91-101). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Bavelas, J. B., & Chovil, N. (2000). Visible acts of meaning. An integrated message model of language use in face-to-face dialogue. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 19, 163-194.

Bavelas, J. B., Coates, L., & Johnson, T. (2000). Listeners as co-narrators. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 941-952.

Bavelas, J. B., McGee, D., Phillips, B., & Routledge, R. (2000). Microanalysis of communication in psychotherapy. Human Systems, 11, 47-66. [Actually appeared in 2002].

Reprinted in Spanish. in Sistemas Familiares, 19, 23-41.

Bavelas, J. B. (1999). Come the millennium. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 32, 5-10.

Bavelas, J. B. (1998). Theoretical and methodological principles of the equivocation project. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 17, 183-199.

Bavelas, J. B., & Chovil, N. (1997). Faces in dialogue.In J. A. Russell & J. M. Fernandez-Dols (Ed.), The psychology of facial expression (pp. 334-346). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press

Bavelas, J. B., Hutchinson, S., Kenwood, C., & Matheson, D. H. (1997). Using face-to-face dialogue as a standard for other communication systems. Canadian Journal of Communication, 22, 5-24.

Roberts, G. K., & Bavelas, J. B. (1996). The communicative dictionary: A collaborative theory of meaning. In J. Stewart (Ed.), Beyond the symbol model: Reflections on the nature of language (pp. 139-164). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Bavelas, J. B. (1995). Quantitative versus qualitative? In W. Leeds-Hurwitz (Ed.), Social approaches to communication (pp. 49-62). New York: Guilford Press.

Bavelas, J. B., Chovil, N., Coates, L., and Roe, L. (1995). Gestures specialized for dialogue. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 394-405.

Sluzki, C. E., & Bavelas, J. B. (1995). A note on meta-communication (with a Prologue by J. B. Bavelas). In J. H. Weakland & W. A. Ray (Eds.), Propagations: Thirty years of influence from the Mental Research Institute (pp. 27-32). New York: Haworth.

Bavelas, J. B. (1994). Gestures as part of speech: Methodological implications. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 27, 201-221.

Bavelas, J. B. (1994). Review of H. H. Clark's Arenas of language use. Contemporary Psychology, 39, 1100-1101.

Coates, L., Bavelas, J. B., & Gibson, J. (1994). Anomalous language in sexual assault trial judgments. Discourse and Society, 5, 191-205.

Bavelas, J. B. (1993). Continuidad. Cuadernos de Terapia Familiar, 7(23/24), 27-29. [Special issue for 25th anniversary of Pragmatics of human communication]

Continuity [English translation]

Bavelas, J. B., Chovil, N., Lawrie, D. A., & Wade, A. (1992). Interactive gestures. Discourse Processes, 15, 469-489.

Bavelas, J. B., & Coates, L. (1992). How do we account for the mindfulness of face-to-face dialogue? Communication Monographs, 59, 301-305.

Bavelas, J. B. (1991). Recherche sur les axiomes de "Une logique de la communication." Cahiers Critiques de Therapie Familiale et de Pratiques de Reseaux, 13, 117-132.

Published in English (1992): Research into the Pragmatics of human communication. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapy, 11(2), 15-29.
Updated and reprinted in Spanish (1993): Cuadernos de Terapia Familiar, 7 (23/24), 31-43.
Updated and reprinted in Japanese (1994): Annual Progress in Japanese Family Psychology, 12, 93-116.

Bavelas, J. B. (1991). Some problems with linking goals to discourse. In K. Tracy (Ed.), Understanding face-to-face interaction. Issues linking goals and discourse (pp. 119-130). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bavelas, J. B. (1990). Behaving and communicating: A reply to Motley. Western Journal of Speech Communication, 54, 593-602

Bavelas, J. B. (1990). Nonverbal and social aspects of discourse in face-to-face interaction.Text, 10, 5-8.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Chovil, N., & Mullett, J. (1990). Truths, lies, and equivocations: The effects of conflicting goals on discourse. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 9, 129-155.

Bavelas, J. B. (1989). On integrating interactional points of view. The Counseling Psychologist, 17, 466-469.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Bryson, L., & Mullett, J. (1988). Political equivocation: A situational explanation. Journal of Language and Social psychology, 7, 137-145.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Chovil, N., Lemery, C. R., & Mullett, J. (1988). Form and function in motor mimicry. Topographic evidence that the primary function is communicative. Human Communication Research, 14, 275-299.

Bavelas, J. B. (1987). Permitting creativity in science. In D. N. Jackson & J. P. Rushton (Eds.), Scientific excellence: Origins and assessment (pp. 307-327). Beverly Hills: Sage.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Lemery, C. R., & Mullett, J. (1987). Motor mimicry as primitive empathy. In N. Eisenberg & J. Strayer (Eds.), Empathy and its development (pp. 317-338). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Lemery, C. R., MacInnis, S., & Mullett, J. (1986). Experimental methods for studying "elementary motor mimicry." Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 10, 102-119.

Bavelas, J. B., Black, A., Lemery, C. R., & Mullett, J.(1986). "I show how you feel." Motor mimicry as a communicative act. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 322-329.

Bavelas, J. B., & Chovil, N. (1986). How people disqualify. Experimental studies of spontaneous written disqualification. Communication Monographs, 53, 70-74.

Bavelas, J. B. (1985). A situational theory of disqualification. Using language to "leave the field." In J. Forgas (Ed.), Language and social situations (pp. 189-211). New York: Springer.

Rogers, L. E., Millar, F. E., & Bavelas J. B. (1985). Methods for analyzing marital conflict discourse: Implications of a systems approach. Family Process, 24, 175-187.

Bavelas, J. B., Rogers, L. E., & Millar, F. E. (1985). Interpersonal conflict. In T. A. van Dijk (Ed.), Handbook of discourse analysis. Vol. 4: Discourse in society (pp. 9-26). London: Academic Press.

Bavelas, J. B. (1984). On "naturalistic" family research. Family Process, 23, 337-341.

Millar, F. E., Rogers, L. E., & Bavelas, J. B. (1984). Identifying patterns of verbal conflict in interpersonal dynamics. Western Journal of Speech Communication, 48, 231-246.

Bavelas, J. B. (1983). Situations that lead to disqualification. Human Communication Research, 9, 130-145.

Segal, L., & Bavelas, J. B. (1983). Human systems and communication theory. In B. B. Wolman & G. Stricker (Eds.), Handbook of family and marital therapy (pp. 94-109). New York: Plenum.

Bavelas, J. B., & Segal, L. (1982). Family systems theory: Background and implications.Journal of Communication, 32, 89-107.

Bavelas, J. B., & Smith, B. J. (1982). A method for scaling verbal disqualification. Human Communication Research, 8, 214-227.

Schaefer, B., Bavelas, J. B., & Bavelas, A. (1980). Using Echo technique to construct student-generated faculty evaluation questionnaires.Teaching of Psychology, 7, 83-86.

Bavelas, J. B. (1978). Systems analysis of dyadic interaction: Prediction from individual parameters. Behavioral Science, 23, 177-186.

Bavelas, J. B. (1978). The social psychology of citations. Canadian Psychological Review, 19, 158-163.

Bavelas, J. B., & Lee, E. S. (1978). Effects of goal level on performance: A trade-off of quantity and quality. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 32, 219-240.

Bavelas, J. B., Chan, A. S., & Guthrie, J. A. (1976). Reliability and validity of traits measured by Kelly's Repertory Grid. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 8, 23-38.

Bavelas, J. B. (1976). Comments on Buss's evaluation of Canadian psychology departments. Canadian Psychological Review, 17, 302-304.

Bavelas, J. B. (1975). Systems analysis of dyadic interaction: The role of interpersonal judgment. Behavioral Science, 20, 213-222.

Bavelas, J. B. (1973). Effects of the temporal context of information. Psychological Reports, 32, 695-698.

Watzlawick, P., Beavin, J., Sikorski, L., & Mecia, E. (1970). Protection and scapegoating in pathological families. Family Process, 9, 27-39.

Watzlawick, P., & Beavin, J. (1967). Some formal aspects of communication. American Behavioral Scientist, 10, (8), 4-8.

Sluzki, C. E., Beavin, J., Tarnopolsky, A., & Veron, E. (1966). Transacciones descalificadoras. Investigacion sobre el "doble vinculo." Acta psiquiátrica y psicológica de América latina, 12, 329-342.

Published in English (1967): Transactional disqualification. Research on the double bind. Archives of General Psychiatry, 16, 494-504.

Sluzki, C. E., & Beavin, J. (1965). Simetría y complementaridad: Una definición operacional y una tipología de parejas. Acta psiquiátrica y psicológica de América latina, 11, 321-330.

Reprinted in English (1977): Symmetry and complementarity: An operational definition and a typology of dyads. In P. Watzlawick & J. H. Weakland (Eds. and Trans.), The interactional view (pp. 71-87). New York: Norton.

Unpublished Reports

Bavelas, J. B., Gerwing, James. (2014). Analysis of the language of responsibility: Six church apologies to aboriginal people. Report to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (54 pages)

Bavelas, J.B., Chovil, N., & Coates, L. (1993). Language used to characterize sexual assault. Report to the British Columbia Ministry of Women's Equality. (66 pages)

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