SCCA1023 - SOLEHA BINTI MOHD KHAIRANI SCCA51 1.0 Introduction Theory is using in the term of broadest sense as any organized set of concept explanations

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SCCA1023-1-239251 1.0 Introduction Theory is using in the term of broadest sense, as any organized set of concept, explanations, and principles of some aspect of human experience. Stanley Deetz stated a theory is a way of seeing and thinking about the world. All theories are abstractions. They always reduce experience to a set of categories and as a result always leave something out. A theory focuses our attention on certain things such as pattern, relationship, and variables. They has many important of theory. 2.0 The Important of Theory 2.1 Social-penetration theory. Firstly, the importance of theory that I choose is social-penetration theory. Social- penetration theory was important in focusing our attention on relationship development as a communication process; however, it did not hold up very well to the actual experience of relationships in daily life. The current version of the theory suggests that relationships develop in a variety of ways, often moving back and forth from sharing with privacy. The current version of the theory suggests that social penetration is a cyclical, dialectical process. It is cyclical because it proceeds in back-and-forth cycles, and it is dialectical because it involves the management of the never-ending tension between public and the private. The social-penetration theory also based on one of the most popular idea in the socio psychological tradition which is, the economic that human beings make decisions based on cost and reward. That means when this principle is applied in human interaction, a process known as social exchange are looking. (Irwin Altman & Dalmas Taylor (1973). Relational partners not only assess the reward and costs of the relationship at a given moment, but also use the information they have gathered to predict the reward and cost in the future. As long as reward continues to outweigh costs, a couple will become increasingly intimate by sharing more and more personal information.
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  • Fall '17
  • Dr. Mohamad Noor Salehhuddin bin Sharipudin
  • Stephen W. Littlejohn, Agenda-setting theory, Thomson Higher Education

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