The ability to accurately hear, interpret, and respond to a message. In particular, many of the programs (i.e., Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Couples Therapy, and Strengths at Home) emphasize active listening and reflective listening (i.e., repeating and paraphrasing the speaker’s message).
Citation: Bodie, G. D. (2012). Listening as positive communication. In S. J. Socha & M. J. Pitts (Eds), The positive side of interpersonal communication (pp. 109-125). Peter Lang.