What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples


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You walk away from a conversation feeling both heard and understood. This shows that the other person was _____.

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1. Active listening comes from the person-centered therapy of _____.

2. Active listening is not only used in the therapeutic setting; it is an essential component of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will help you assess your comprehension of active listening techniques. You will be quizzed on the basic concepts related to active listening in person-centered therapy and effective communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The meaning of paraphrasing
  • What makes a person feel understood and heard
  • Who developed the concept of active listening
  • Benefits of active listening
  • The technique associated with summarizing, paraphrasing and clarifying

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding active listening, including the benefits, types and who developed it
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can define relevant terms, such as paraphrasing
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson on active listening techniques

Additional Learning

To learn more about active listening, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the origin, meaning, and uses of active listening techniques
  • Identify the benefits of active listening in relationships and therapeutic settings
  • List several examples of active listening techniques