Lecture 6 - Initiating Interaction, Small Talk & Self-Disclosure

Closed ended 4 8292012 self disclosure information

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Unformatted text preview: ed vs. closed ended 4 8/29/2012 Self-Disclosure - Information about oneself that the other wouldn't otherwise know, communicated voluntarily and intentionally. Purpose of Self-Disclosure Early: Get to know someone, develop intimacy Later: Reveal mood states, opinions, and maintain connection 5 8/29/2012 Principles of Self-Disclosure We disclose a great deal in few interactions Self-disclosures occur between two people in a close relationship Self-disclosures are reciprocal Principle of reciprocity Dyadic effect Self-disclosures occur over time Principles of Self-Disclosure Varies greatly within any culture (individual differences). Varies greatly across cultures. Few differences between women and men. Happens more quickly online. Promotes mental health. 6 8/29/2012 Principles of Self-Disclosure Self-Disclosure is a part of intimacy, and is associated with liking. Attraction is related to positive disclosure Relational satisfaction and disclosure have a curvilinear relationship; that is, relational satisfaction is greatest at moderate levels of disclosure People think it is appropriate to disclose to people they like, but they tend to overestimate how much they do so Liking may discourage self-disclosure as people may fear it could damage their relationship We remember negative disclosures more than positive disclosures and like people who reveal lots of negative disclosures less Opening Up Private information and risk - Private information: Assessments that we make about ourselves. - Self-...
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