Unformatted text preview: Axioms of Uncertainty Reduction Theory Axiom 1: As the amount of verbal communication between strangers increases, the level of uncertainty for each person in the relationship will decrease Axiom 2 : As nonverbal expressiveness increases, uncertainty will decrease. Axiom 3: High levels of uncertainty cause increases in information-seeking behavior Axiom 4: High levels of uncertainty in a relationship cause decreases in the intimacy level of communication content Axiom 5: High levels of uncertainty produce high rates of reciprocity Axiom 6 : Similarities between persons reduce uncertainty. Axiom 7 : increases in uncertainty level produce decreases in liking Application of Uncertainty Reduction Theory A recent study tested how well URT could explain the process of uncertainty management that adoptees engage in about their birth parents...
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- Spring '12
- Psychology, Charles Berger, uncertainty Cognitive uncertainty