CMN101Sm09July14_SocialPenetrationTheory

CMN101Sm09July14_SocialPenetrationTheory - Social...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Penetration Theory CMN 101 Communication Theories Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Social Penetration TheoryOverview General focus: the process of relationship development and dissolution The Onion Model of Social Penetration Personality structure onion-like layers of beliefs and feelings about self, others and the world Closeness Through Self-Disclosure Self-disclosurevoluntary sharing of personal information with another person Depth of penetration degree of disclosure in a specific area of an individuals life Breadth of penetration range of areas in individuals life over which disclosure takes place Breadth without depth describes casual relationship True intimacy has both depth and breadth Some Regularities of Penetration Public or peripheral information exchanged sooner and more frequently than private information Self-disclosure is reciprocal, especially in early stages of relationship development Depenetration is a gradual process of layer-by- layer withdrawal Motivational Force of Relationship Development...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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CMN101Sm09July14_SocialPenetrationTheory - Social...

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