The effects of listening with “time-sharing” on psychological safety and social anxiety: the moderating role of narcissism and depression

Hadar Weis-Rappaport, Avraham N. Kluger*

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Abstract

Listeners who interrupt speakers upset the speakers and prevent the benefits of good listening. Interruptions can be avoided with “time-sharing,” where each partner listens (silently) for an equal amount of time. Yet, is time-sharing good for all? In an experiment with 50 pairs (95 participants with useable data), participants conversed freely for one minute and were then assigned either to a time-sharing (of three minutes each) or a free conversation condition. Consistent with our hypotheses, speakers in the time-sharing condition showed reduced social anxiety if they were high on narcissism but elevated social anxiety if high on depression, explaining past inconsistent effects of time-sharing.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)218-229
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume164
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

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Keywords

  • Listening
  • depression
  • narcissism
  • psychological safety
  • social anxiety

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