Summarize different models of self-disclosure and their uses in interpersonal communication to strengthen, distance, or manage relationships.
In Bevan and Sole (2014), Chapter 7 addresses the concept of “self-disclosure” and links its relationship formation and psychological health. In this discussion, you will take on the importance, and potential risk, of disclosing information on social network sites.
Prepare: As you prepare to write this discussion post, take a few moments to do the following:
Reflect: Take time to reflect on what you deem to be the role of self-disclosure and how norms of when it is appropriate can change over time or in various contexts.
Write: Based on what you have learned in class this week, address the following:
Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at least two to three sentences on each element. Use the course readings at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.
Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length and is due by Thursday, Day
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Terri Orbuch, a University of Michigan researcher who has studied hundreds of married couples for more than 20 years, talks about the role of communication in happy marriages — and how you can use her findings to strengthen your relationship
January 14, 2011|By Nara Schoenberg, Tribune Newspapers
We’ve all speculated about that couple in the restaurant, the one that sits there in stony silence.
Are they bored? Furious? Frustrated? All of the above?
The British dating site ForgetDinner.co.uk recently set off a fresh wave of hand-wringing when it claimed that a couple married for 50 years will speak for an average of only three minutes during an hourlong dinner.