Social Penetration Theory.docx - Social Penetration Theory Social penetration theory is a process of developing deeper intimacy with another person

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Social Penetration Theory Social penetration theory is a process of developing deeper intimacy with another person through mutual self disclosure and other forms of vulnerability. This process was developed to explain how information exchange functions in the development and dissolution of interpersonal relationships. Moreover it helps to describe the process of bonding that moves a relationship from superficial to more intimate. Social penetration is specifically accomplished through self disclosure, the purpose of this process is to reveal information about oneself. Self disclosure increases intimacy in relationships to a certain point. Social penetration can occur in different contexts including romantic relationships, friendships, social groups (for example, religious groups or soccer clubs), and work relationships. The onion model is used in describing how social penetration theory operates,
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