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R social-penetration theory

R social-penetration theory - Principles Learn about others...

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh The Relationship Social-Penetration Theory The Sociospychological Tradition Concepts Penetrating the sphere Four stages of relationship 1.) Orientation 2.) Exploratory Effective Exchange 3.) Affective Exchange 4.) Stable Exchange Explanations 1.) Impersonal communication – disclose public information 2.) Deeper level of discourse – exploring each other 3.) Centers on evaluative and critical feelings 4.) Highly intimate, predict partners-actions/tensions
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Unformatted text preview: Principles Learn about others through breadth and depth Is cyclical Tension between public and private Philosophical Assumptions Epistemological (knowledge) Know others through our own experiences, knowledge, attitudes, ideas, thoughts, and ideals Ontological (values) Maximize rewards/minimize costs Choose to reveal or not – to other Axiological (research) How people behave in relationships Through social observing Taking ourselves out of it...
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