27 - Short-term initial attraction o The degree to which we...

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Short-term initial attraction o The degree to which we sense the potential for developing interpersonal relationships Ex: We might be attracted to someone, but that doesn’t mean we have any relationship with him or her. Long-term maintenance attraction o Degree to which we’re motivated to continue or sustain a relationship Ex: You are attracted to someone and have a desire to continue a relationship long-term. Social Penetration Theory SPT Activity: Describe your appearance. Tell a little about yourself. What do you like and dislike? What are you really afraid of? Share a deep secret. Self disclosure o Provide information to others about ourselves that they would not learn if we did not tell them o Shrek clip o Also called the Onion Model Type of disclosure will determine depth of how intimate information is that we disclose (how far into the onion); breadth- number of aspects of yourself that you disclose Outer layer considered to be Public Information (Cliché Information) begin with least intimate and go to most intimate Next layer is Facts and Biographical Next is Attitudes and Ideas- generally talking about likes and dislikes Next is Personal Feelings and Emotions- fears, secrets, things you generally don’t tell other people Last is Peak Communication- rarely reach this part; truly reveal
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course COM 134 taught by Professor Frymier during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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