Exam 1_Social Penetration Theory

Exam 1_Social Penetration Theory - Social Penetration...

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Social Penetration Theory (By Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor) Big Picture Closeness occurs through a gradual process of self-disclosure Relationships develop only if they proceed in a gradual and orderly fashion from superficial to intimate levels of exchange as a function of both immediate and forecast outcomes Assumptions Relationships progress from nonintimate to intimate Relational development is generally systematic and predictable Relational development includes depenetration and dissolution Self-disclosure is at the core of relationship development Onion Metaphor Personality is structure like an Onion Self-disclosure breadth and depth multilayered nature of personality 1) Outer layer: Public self 2) Below surface layer: beliefs, faiths, prejudices, general relationship info 3) Inner core: Private domain values, self-concept, deep emotions amount revealed can vary according to culture
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