Communication Theories

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Social Penetration Theory: Irvin Altman and Dalmas Taylor The theory of social penetration is at the basis of every formation of a new relationship. This theory is an interaction between persons who slowly learn about each other at first formally and then informally. Social penetration is defined as revealing ones self to others, this process is cautious and slow and some are more cautious then others. In order to find out more about a person …

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…everyday life here at Brockport. This theory is present in almost every decision group make together. Groups like families use this to make plans for vacations and other trips. Groups constantly make decisions for themselves and usually attempt to make the right ones. Hirokawa and Gouran give a strong interpretation of decision making in that they make it more complicated than it really is but they do recognize how important it is to daily activity.