Social Penetration 10-4 (1)

Social Penetration 10-4 (1) - Impression Formation &...

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Impression Formation & Relationship Development
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Social Penetration Defined Social Penetration The process of bonding that moves a relationship from superficial to more intimate. Social Depenetration The slow deterioration of a close relationship. We accomplish social penetration through self- disclosure – the purposeful process of revealing information about one’s self.
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The Onion Model Hobbies Habits Religion Family Depth Breadth
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Components of the Onion Model Public Image The outer layers of a person that are visible to others. Private Self The innermost layers of a person that are only revealed to significant others. Breadth The number of various topics that are discussed in a relationship. Depth The degree of intimacy that guides topic discussions.
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Stages of Social Penetration Orientation- we’ll only reveal little bits of ourselves at the public level.
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