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151 - Relationships

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Relationships Stage Models Knapp’s Staircase Model of Rel. Development Stages of Coming Together Stages of Coming Apart Critique? Social Penetration Theory—Assumptions? People have different layers- disclosure model, onion model, the more you  disclose Dialectical Theory--Important Elements: Contradictory forces or dialectical tension Change/process--dialectical tensions drive relationship change Relationships are in a constant state of flux Are revealed through discourse/interaction Dominant moments—tensions change over the course of a rel. E.g., openness-closedness in beg., predictability-novelty to maintain I want to tell you things to get close but not everything ; I want to have stability  but still some novelty Communication Praxes – practices people engage in to work on the tension
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Critiques? – you should look at actual dialogue, a lot of data is on individuals
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