Uncertainty Reduction Theory

Uncertainty Reduction Theory - Chapter 10 Uncertainty...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Chapter 10: Uncertainty Reduction Theory (Objective) Attribution theory – a systematic explanation of how people draw in references about the character of others based upon observed behavior Uncertainty reduction – increased knowledge of what kind a person another is, which provides an impt forecast of how a future interaction will turn out Axioms to explain the connection between his central concept of uncertainty and 8 key variables of r/s development: verbal communication, nonverbal warmth, information seeking, self-disclosure, reciprocity, similarity, liking, and shared networks Axiom – self-evident truth that requires no additional proof 1. Verbal communication – i. increase verbal communication, decrease uncertainty ii. decrease uncertainty, increase verbal communication 2. Nonverbal warmth – i. nonverbal increases expressiveness increases, uncertainty decreases ii. uncertainty decreases, nonverbal increases expressiveness increases 3. Information seeking – i. high levels of uncertainty increase information-seeking
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '08
  • Cheong

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern