151 - Secrets

151 - Secrets - ← Secrets ← ← Usually only think of...

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Unformatted text preview: ← Secrets ← ← Usually only think of the “dark side” of secrets and avoidance ← ← Popular culture and scholarly writings tend to be dominated by an “Ideology of Openness” (Parks, 1982; Bochner, 1982) ← ← Several scholars have questioned this ideology ← ← How are secrets, avoidance, and privacy linked? ← ← Differences between avoidance and secrets ← ← Are all secrets deceptive? • Motives—false impressions vs. other motives like privacy ← • Roots in clinical psychology—Jourard • Disclosure during psychotherapy can reduce distress • Disclosure is cathartic ← • Problem-solving coping—tends to be more effective than prolonged uses of avoidant coping (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) ← • Social support as buffer against effects of stress ← • Personality traits • “High disclosers”—higher self-esteem, life satisfaction, and positive affect than “Concealers” ←...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Afifi during the Spring '09 term at UCSB.

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151 - Secrets - ← Secrets ← ← Usually only think of...

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