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Objectives: Social Penetration Theory Objectives: Social Penetration Theory What is the goal (purpose) of SPT? What are SPT’s concepts? What assumptions guide SPT? What are the stages of SPT (i.e., SPT’s explanation)? Evaluation of SPT? How does SPT define communication? What are SPTs metatheoretical assumptions?
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Social Penetration Theory (SPT) Social Penetration Theory (SPT) Altman & Taylor (1973) Social Penetration: The Development of Interpersonal Relationships
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Goal of SPT Goal of SPT To explain how relational closeness develops.
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Concepts of SPT Concepts of SPT Social Penetration Process of relational bonding whereby people move from superficial communication to more intimate communication. Self Disclosure Purposeful process of revealing information about yourself to others.
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Concepts of SPT (cont.) Concepts of SPT (cont.) Reciprocity of Self Disclosure Like begets like Intimacy Intellectual and emotional closeness
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Assumptions of SPT
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